Health and Safety Legislation in Malta

Occupational health and safety is a matter of extreme importance and non-observance of the relevant legislation can have very serious consequences on employers and employees. EMD assists various clients in ensuring that they comply with their legal obligations under the relevant health and safety legislation in Malta.

Employers must, at all times, ensure the health and safety of their employees as well as of persons who may be affected by the work being carried out for the employer.

Health and Safety Occupational Requirements

Amongst the various measures that must be taken by an employer to prevent injury, death or occupational ill-health, one finds the control, avoidance, evaluation and reduction of risks and the identification of hazards. The employer also has the responsibility to provide instruction, training and supervision in order to ensure occupational health and safety. In view of such, the firm has conducted workshops for management and employees highlighting the legal obligations under Maltese law on occupational health and safety.

The firm assists various clients in ensuring that they comply with their legal obligations under the relevant health and safety legislation in Malta. Such assistance includes drafting of health and safety policies, advice on compliance with the law and representation before the authorities, both administrative as well as judicial. The firm has also been engaged by foreign corporations intending to set up manufacturing companies, to provide advice on health and safety legislation in Malta.