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Electrical Applications 2 by David W. Tyler

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Regulations 25
THE HEALTH AND The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) came into force in
SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974. It was introduced as a result of a report by the Robens Com-
mittee on Health and Safety, one of the findings of which was that a
considerable number of accidents were the result of apathy on the
part of workers and management alike.
Up to this time there had been a number of Factories Acts, the
first being in 1833 which limited the working hours of children. All
these Acts were aimed at premises, e.g. offices, workshops and rail-
way premises. They aimed at making these safer