- Safe premises and a safe place to work.
- Safe plant, materials and equipment.
- A safe system of work and safe working practices.
- Competent staff as colleagues.
The duties of an employer are not confined to this list and they may be extended to cover other matters, which do not easily fit into one of the above categories. For example, the duty may extend to warning an employee of the risks of employment.
This duty is a personal, non-delegable duty, which means an employer cannot entrust the safety of its employees to anyone else such as an independent contractor.
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