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HSWA - Quick reference guide

This quick reference guide summarises the key components of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), including the roles and responsibilities of businesses, officers, workers and others in managing workplace health and safety. It specifically focuses on health and safety risk management and how HSWA concepts support businesses with managing their risks.

Download the Health and Safety at Work Act: Quick reference guide [PDF 1.2MB] 

Updated: 5 December 2016

Last updated 5 December 2016


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.