Home Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Occupational Health and Safety issues are indisputably a reality which cannot be ignored as otherwise serious incidents at the place of work including loss of life could happen with the obvious consequences, giving rise to possible civil damages and criminal negligence. Employers are obliged by law to provide at least a minimum healthy and safe working environment both for their employees and for any person, including guests, gaining access to their premises whether it is a factory, a hotel, a restaurant, an office, a hospital, a constructing site or a tarmac plant. Indeed, said regulations also apply to all means of transport like cruise liners, ferries and buses.

Malta has adopted EU Health & Safety legislation including Council Directive 89/391/EEC "On the Introduction of Measures to Encourage Improvements in the Safety and Health of Workers at Work", Council Directive 89/656/EEC on the "Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for the Use of workers of Personal Protective Equipment at the Workplace" and Council Directive 98/24/EC on the "Protection of the Health and Safety of Workers from Risk Related to Chemical Agents at Work". [http://osha.europa.eu]

The services provided by Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates include the compilation and carrying out of the various Risk Assessments as would be required in line with the above-mentioned Council Directive 89/391/EEC, the carrying out of Health & Safety Audits, advising and making recommendations to address Health & Safety issues which would be deemed in breach of the relative legislation.

Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates not only assists clients to comply with risk assessments and the audits, but takes on a preventive approach and hence, strives to avoid legal proceedings. We also represent clients' interests in court and with the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA)