You must carry out a health and safety risk assessment in the workplace and take action to remove any hazards.
You’ll normally be responsible for:
You can be prosecuted if you don’t follow health and safety rules.
The main law covering health and safety at work in the UK is the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local councils are responsible for making sure you follow the law. Download ‘Health and safety regulation: a short guide’ (PDF, 377KB)
Your lease should say who is responsible for repairs and maintenance of the property.
When you move out, you may have to pay for certain repairs, or return the property to the state it was in when you first rented it. The repairs you’ll need to make are called ‘dilapidations’ and should be written in the lease.
Any responsibility not mentioned in the lease will usually be yours as the tenant.