Unlike the United Kingdom, Guernsey does not have a large number of legal draftsmen working solely on health and safety matters, similarly local industries do not involve themselves in some of the high risk activities seen in the UK.
The Health & Safety Ordinance does allow regulations to be made with regard to certain matters, and many of the minimum standards specified in legislation prior to the introduction of the 1987 Ordinance, remain in force as statutory provisions. Aside therefore from the generalities of the Health & Safety at Work (General) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1987, due regard must be taken of regulations covering such matters as scaffolding, pesticides etc. which are standards that must be achieved. Failure to achieve them could, in itself, be a breach of the Law.