Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

General duties of persons in control of place of work, etc.

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15.—(1) This section applies to a person who has control to any extent of—

( a) a non-domestic place of work that has been made available as a place of work to persons other than employees of the person to whom this section applies,

( b) the means of access to or egress from that place of work, or

( c) any article or substance provided for the use of persons at that place of work, other than employees of the person who has control of the article or substance,

including a person who has control of a place of work or part of a place of work in connection with the carrying on by him or her of a trade, undertaking or business (whether for profit or not).

(2) Where a person has, by virtue of any contract, tenancy, licence or other interest, an obligation to any extent—

( a) to maintain or repair a place of work or the means of access thereto or egress therefrom, or

( b) as regards the safety of, or the absence of risk to health arising from, any article or substance provided for use in, that place of work,

the person is deemed, for the purposes of this section, to be a person to whom this section applies to the extent of his or her obligation.

(3) A person to whom this section applies shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the place of work, the means of access thereto, or egress therefrom, and any article or substance provided for use in the place of work, are safe and without risk to health.