The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 says businesses on a shared work site share the duty – or responsibility – for keeping workers safe where they have the ability to influence or control risk. This joint responsibility is called ‘shared’ or ‘overlapping duties’.

This is a guide to how you can plan an operation when there will be overlapping responsibilities. This guide is ideally read before the “How to manage overlapping responsibilities on the job” guide.

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