Section 18. General responsibilities

Employers and one-man enterprises shall comply with the plan for safety, health and working environment and the instructions of the client or coordinator.

While planning the execution of work, employers and one-man enterprises shall pay regard to necessary risk assessments and continuously assess risk in respect of risk areas identified in the client’s plan for safety, health and working environment. They shall inform the client of risk factors not described in the plan.

The employer shall ensure implementation of the preventive measures laid down in section 9.

The employer shall incorporate relevant parts of the plan for safety, health and working environment in the undertaking’s system for internal control, see the Regulations of 6 December 1996 No. 1127 concerning systematic health, environmental and safety activities in enterprises (Internal Control Regulations). This incorporation shall be carried out in such a way that it is possible to identify the relevant provisions of the plan.

Employers and one-man enterprises shall inform the client concerning any deviations from the plan for safety, health and working environment that may have significance for employees’ safety, health and working environment.