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The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Provision of information to employees

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18.—(1) An employer must provide his or her employees with comprehensible and relevant information on–

(a)the risks to them identified by the assessment carried out or reviewed under section 53 and these Regulations;

(b)the fire safety measures taken in accordance with section 53(2)(b) or section 53(3)(b);

(c)the procedures referred to in regulation 14(1)(a);

(d)the identities of those persons nominated by him or her in accordance with regulation 12(3)(b) or nominated in accordance with regulation 14(1)(b); and

(e)the risks notified to him or her in accordance with regulation 21(1)(c).

(2) An employer must, before employing a child, provide a parent of the child with comprehensible and relevant information on–

(a)the risks to that child identified by the assessment carried out or reviewed under section 53 and these Regulations;

(b)the fire safety measures taken in accordance with section 53(2)(b) or section 53(3)(b); and

(c)the risks notified to him or her in accordance with regulation 21(1)(c),

and for the purposes of this paragraph, “parent of the child” includes a person with parental responsibilities, within the meaning of section 1(3) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995(1), in relation to the child.

(3) Where a dangerous substance is present in the relevant premises, an employer must, in addition to the information provided under paragraph (1) provide his or her employees with–

(a)the details of any such substance including–

(i)the name of the substance and the risk which it presents;

(ii)access to any relevant safety data sheet; and

(iii)legislative provisions (concerning the hazardous properties of any such substance) which apply to the substance; and

(b)the significant findings of the assessment carried out or reviewed under section 53 and these Regulations.

(4) The information required by paragraph (3) must be–

(a)adapted to take account of significant changes in the activity carried out or methods of work used by the employer; and

(b)provided in a manner appropriate to the risk identified by the assessment carried out or reviewed under section 53 and these Regulations.

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