Rejected petition HSE to include Domestic Abuse in HSE regulations.
I would like to see specific guidance on supporting employees who are experiencing domestic abuse so that employers have a responsibility to have an awareness of what domestic abuse is and where to signpost for support. Companies should have guidance on policy writing have a policy in place.
"The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment." HSE website. Currently it does not offer guidance on domestic abuse.
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