M1

M1: Explain how health, safety and hygiene legislation has impacted on food retailers. Tesco Health and Safety Laws Tesco has to abide by the most important health and safety law which is the Health and Safety at work Act1947. It has impacted on Tesco as they have to ensure that they are following and abiding by the Act by providing legal frame work in order to promote, encourage high standard of health and safety in places of work, Tesco must comply with the act as they must do all of the following as mentioned before in the description of the health and safety laws. Handling Products and equipment safely Although Tesco do not have as much risky equipment as other specialist businesses, they must ensure that in their fish stall and bakery. It is essential for the equipment is handled appropriately to avoid any injuries to employees. This indicates that Tesco must guarantee that the equipment’s they have in store are maintained regularly in order to track down any problems happens; meaning that they must abide to the legislations in order to avoid injuries or dangers to health in Tesco