Health and Safety Laws

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Relationship Between the Regulator and Industry
  3. Health and safety in Scotland
  4. Extracts from the Concordat Between the Health and Safety Executive
  5. Nature of Concordat
  6. Consultation
  7. Local authorities
  8. ANNEX – Areas of Common and Closely Related Interest – Extracts Only
  9. Building Control
  10. Dangerous Substances
  11. Educational Facilities; Adventure Activity Centres
  12. Fire Safety
  13. Food Safety
  14. Local Authorities
  15. Pesticides (Including Biocides and Plant Protection Products)
  16. Places of Entertainment (Cinemas, Theatres, Casinos, Dance-Halls Etc), Sports F
  17. Ports, Harbours and Inland Waterways
  18. Protection of the Environment
  19. Public Health, Occupational Health and Health Promotion
  20. Rail Safety
  21. Smoking
  22. Water and Sewerage
  23. Alphabetical List of Regulations/Orders Summarized
  24. Chronological List of Regulations/ Orders Summarized
  25. Year SI number Title
  26. Year SI number Title
  27. Duties of Employers
  28. Duties of Owners/Occupiers
  29. Duties of Manufacturers/Suppliers
  30. Duties of Employees
  31. Other Duties
  32. Powers of Inspectorss
  33. Offences
  34. Newer Maxima (from January )
  35. The Merged HSE
  36. Further Information
  37. Introduction
  38. Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control
  39. Setting the Legal Framework
  40. Overview of the Regulatory Process
  41. Box Pollution Prevention and Control Regimes PPC Regime
  42. Box Best Available Techniques (BAT)
  43. Environmental Permitting Introduction
  44. What is Environmental Permitting?
  45. The Legal Framework
  46. What Facilities Require an Environmental Permit?
  47. Regulated Facilities
  48. A Single Permit
  49. When can a Single Permit be Granted?
  50. Exempt and Excluded Waste Operations Exempt Waste Operations
  51. Excluded Activities
  52. The Regulator
  53. Box Definition of Operator
  54. Environmental Permit Applications The Operator
  55. Pre-Application Discussions
  56. Using Existing Data
  57. Timing of Applications
  58. Planning and Environmental Permit Applications
  59. Transitional Arrangements Existing Permits and Licences
  60. Existing Permits and Licences with an Outstanding Application to Transfer
  61. Application Procedures Applications
  62. Specific Procedures for Different Types of Applications
  63. Surrender Applications and Notifications
  64. Permit Conditions
  65. Standard Rules Standard Rules
  66. Developing Standard Rules
  67. Standard Permits
  68. Management Systems
  69. Enforcement Enforcement Notices
  70. Suspension Notices
  71. Prosecutions
  72. Wider Scope of IPPC
  73. Duty of Care Waste and the Duty of Care
  74. Box Definition of Controlled Waste
  75. Box Who has Authority to Take Waste?
  76. Registered Waste Carriers
  77. Exempt Waste Carriers
  78. Holders of Environmental Permits (from April – Formerly Licences)
  79. Businesses Exempt from Environmental Permits
  80. Authorized Transport Purposes
  81. Exempt Waste Brokers
  82. Hazardous Waste
  83. Box Filling in Paperwork
  84. Applying for a Waste Management Licence
  85. Site Waste Management Plans Regulations
  86. Requirements for a Site Waste Management Plan
  87. Further Information The Law
  88. Government Guidance
  89. Environment Agency HWR A Guide to the Hazardous Waste Management Regulations
  90. Introduction
  91. Duties
  92. Safe Light Sources
  93. List Safe Light Sources
  94. Hazardous Light Sources
  95. Further Information
  96. Introduction
  97. Classification – Regulation
  98. Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for Substances and Preparations Regulation
  99. Packaging of Dangerous Substance, Dangerous Preparations
  100. Labelling of Dangerous Substances and Dangerous Preparations
  101. Child-Resistant Fastenings, Tactile Warnings and Other Consumer Protection
  102. Retention of Data – Regulation
  103. Chemical Manufacture and Storage – The European Commission’s New Chemical
  104. Competent Authority
  105. Aims
  106. No Data, no Market
  107. Scope and Exemptions
  108. Pre-Registration
  109. One Substance, One Registration
  110. Registration
  111. Evaluation
  112. Substances of Very High Concern
  113. Authorization
  114. Restrictions
  115. Classification and Labelling
  116. Information in the Supply Chain
  117. Enforcement
  118. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
  119. Further Information
  120. Introduction
  121. Definitions
  122. Employers’ Duties – Regulation
  123. Work in Confined Space – Regulation
  124. Risk Assessment
  125. Safe System of Work
  126. Emergency Arrangements – Regulation
  127. Training
  128. References
  129. Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations
  130. Outline of Regulations, Application and Notification
  131. Definition of Construction – Regulation
  132. General Duties of Clients, CDM Coordinators, Principal Contractors
  133. Additional Duties Where the Project is Notifiable
  134. Roles of Duty Holders Under CDM
  135. CDM Coordinator
  136. Designers
  137. Principal Contractor
  138. Contractors
  139. Health and Safety File
  140. Part – Health and Safety on Construction Sites
  141. General – Regulation
  142. Safe Place of Work – Regulation
  143. Good Order and Site Security – Regulation
  144. Stability of Structures – Regulation
  145. Demolition or Dismantling – Regulation
  146. Explosives – Regulation
  147. Excavations – Regulation
  148. Cofferdams and Caissons – Regulation
  149. Reports of Inspection – Regulation
  150. Energy Distribution Installations – Regulation
  151. Prevention of Drowning – Regulation
  152. Traffic Routes – Regulation
  153. Vehicles – Regulation
  154. Prevention of Risk from Fire – Regulation
  155. Emergency Procedures – Regulation
  156. Emergency Routes and Exits – Regulation
  157. Fire Detection and Firefighting – Regulation
  158. Fresh Air – Regulation
  159. Temperature and Weather Protection – Regulation
  160. Lighting – Regulation
  161. Welfare Facilities – Schedule Sanitary Conveniences
  162. Washing Facilities
  163. Drinking Water
  164. Changing Rooms and Lockers
  165. Facilities for Rest
  166. Civil Liability – Regulation
  167. Enforcement
  168. Further Information
  169. Application
  170. Provision and Maintenance
  171. Ensuring that Head Protection is Worn – Regulation
  172. Rules and Directions – Regulation
  173. Wearing of Suitable Head Protection, Reporting Loss – Regulations ,
  174. Further Information
  175. Application
  176. Employers’ Duty to Consult – Regulation
  177. Persons to be Consulted – Regulation
  178. Duty to Provide Information – Regulation
  179. Functions of RES – Regulation
  180. Training, Time off and Facilities – Regulation
  181. Civil Liability and Complaints – Regulation and Schedule
  182. Elections
  183. Further Information
  184. Introduction
  185. Definition of Substance Hazardous to Health – Regulation
  186. Duties Under COSHH – Regulation
  187. General Requirements
  188. Steps and : Assessment of Health Risk – Regulation
  189. Step : Prevention or Control of Exposure – Regulation
  190. Step : Use, Maintenance, Examination and Test of Control Measures – Re
  191. Step : Monitoring Exposure – Regulation
  192. Step : Health Surveillance – Regulation
  193. Step : Accidents and Emergencies – Regulation
  194. tep : Information, Instruction and Training – Regulation
  195. Defence – Regulation
  196. Further Information
  197. Introduction
  198. Scope of Regulations
  199. Explosive Atmosphere
  200. Application
  201. Risk Assessment – Regulation
  202. Elimination or Reduction of Risks – Regulation
  203. Classification of Workplaces – Schedule
  204. Accidents, Incidents and Emergencies – Regulation
  205. Classification Zones
  206. Information Instruction and Training – Regulation
  207. Contents of Containers and Pipes – Regulation
  208. Further Information
  209. General
  210. Definitions – Regulation
  211. Exemptions – Regulation ()
  212. Assessment of Risk – Regulation
  213. Workstations – Regulation
  214. Daily Work Routine of Users – Regulation
  215. Eyes and Eyesight – Regulation
  216. Training – Regulation
  217. Information – Regulation
  218. Further Information
  219. Definitions
  220. Duties – Regulation
  221. Systems, Work Activities and Protective Equipment – Regulation
  222. Strength and Capability of Equipment – Regulation
  223. Adverse or Hazardous Environments – Regulation
  224. Insulation, Protection and Placing of Conductors – Regulation
  225. Earthing, Integrity and Other Suitable Precautions – Regulations and
  226. Connections – Regulation
  227. Excess Current Protection – Regulation
  228. Cutting off Supply and Isolation – Regulation
  229. Work on Equipment Made Dead – Regulation
  230. Work on or Near Live Conductors – Regulation
  231. Working Space Access and Lighting – Regulation
  232. Competence – Regulation
  233. Further Information
  234. Introduction
  235. Application
  236. Coverage
  237. Display of Certificate
  238. Retention of Certificates
  239. Penalties
  240. Further Information
  241. Introduction
  242. Part General
  243. Part Fire Safety Duties
  244. Risk Assessment and Fire Safety Arrangements – Articles and
  245. Principles of Prevention to be Applied and Fire Safety Arrangements
  246. Principles of Prevention
  247. Elimination or Reduction of Risks from Dangerous Substances – Article
  248. Firefighting and Fire Detection – Article
  249. Emergency Routes and Exits – Article
  250. Procedures for Serious and Imminent Danger and for Danger Areas – Article
  251. Additional Emergency Measures in Respect of Dangerous Substances – Artticle
  252. Maintenance – Article
  253. Safety Assistance – Article
  254. Provision of Information to Employees and Others – Articles and
  255. Capabilities and Training – Article
  256. Cooperation and Coordination – Article
  257. General Duties of Employees at Work – Article
  258. Part
  259. Alterations Notices – Article
  260. Enforcement Notices – Article
  261. Prohibition Notices – Article
  262. Fire Safety (Employee’s Capabilities) (England) Regulations
  263. The Fire Scotland Act
  264. Further Information
  265. Duty of the Employer – Regulation
  266. Employees Information – Regulation
  267. Self-employed – Regulation
  268. Further Informations
  269. General Requirements
  270. Further Information
  271. Introduction
  272. Summary
  273. Further Information
  274. Introduction
  275. Working with Ionising Radiation
  276. Radiation Employers
  277. Duties of Self-Employed People
  278. General Requirements
  279. Prior Risk Assessment
  280. Further Information
  281. Introduction
  282. Definition
  283. Application
  284. Strength and Stability – Regulation
  285. Lifting Equipment for Lifting Persons – Regulation
  286. Positioning and Installation – Regulation
  287. Marking of Lifting Equipment – Regulation
  288. Organization of Lifting Operations – Regulation
  289. Thorough Examination and Inspection – Regulations and
  290. Reports and Defects – Regulation
  291. Reports – Schedule
  292. Further Information
  293. General
  294. Risk Assessment – Regulation
  295. Principles of Prevention – Regulation
  296. Effective Arrangements for Health and Safety – Regulation
  297. Health Surveillance – Regulation
  298. Competent Assistance – Regulation
  299. Procedures for Serious and Imminent Danger and Contact with External Se
  300. Information for Employees – Regulation
  301. Cooperation and Coordination – Regulations , and
  302. Capabilities and Training – Regulation
  303. Duties on Employees – Regulation
  304. New or Expectant Mothers – Regulations –
  305. Young Persons – Regulation
  306. Provisions as to Liability – Regulation
  307. Restriction of Civil Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty – Regulatio
  308. Further Information
  309. General
  310. Duties of Employers: Avoidance of Manual Handling – Regulation ()(a)
  311. Duties of Employers Assessment of Risk – Regulation ()(b)(i)
  312. Duties of Employers: Reducing the Risk of Injury – Regulation ()(b)(i
  313. Duties of Employers: Additional Information on the Load – Regulation (
  314. Duties of Employers – Reviewing Assessment – Regulation ()
  315. Individual Capability Regulation ()(a)–(f)
  316. Duty of Employees – Regulation
  317. Further Information
  318. General
  319. Notification Regulation &
  320. Who is Responsible?
  321. What has to be Notified?
  322. Further Information
  323. Control of Noise at Work Regulations
  324. Exposure Limit Values and Action Levels – Regulation
  325. Risk Assessment – Regulation
  326. Elimination or Control of Exposure – Regulation
  327. Hearing Protection – Regulation
  328. Maintenance and Use of Equipment – Regulation
  329. Health Surveillance – Regulation
  330. Information, Instruction and Training – Regulation
  331. Further Information
  332. Introduction
  333. Provision of PPE – Regulation
  334. Compatibility – Regulation
  335. Assessment – Regulation
  336. Maintenance – Regulation
  337. Accommodation – Regulation
  338. Information, Instruction and Training – Regulation
  339. Use and Reporting of Defects – Regulations and
  340. Further Information
  341. Introduction
  342. Definitions
  343. Duty holders – Regulation
  344. Suitability of Work Equipment – Regulation
  345. Maintenance – Regulation
  346. Inspection – Regulation
  347. Specific Risks – Regulation
  348. Information, Instruction and Training – Regulations and
  349. Conformity with Community Requirements – Regulation
  350. Dangerous Parts of Machinery – Regulation
  351. Protection Against Specified Hazards – Regulation
  352. High or Very Low Temperature – Regulation
  353. Controls – Regulations –
  354. Isolation from Sources of Energy – Regulation
  355. Stability – Regulation
  356. Lighting – Regulation
  357. Maintenance operations – Regulation
  358. Markings and Warnings – Regulations and
  359. Part III: Mobile Work Equipment – Regulations –
  360. Employees Carried on Mobile Work Equipment – Regulation
  361. Rolling Over of Mobile Work Equipment – Regulation
  362. Overturning of Fork-Lift Trucks – Regulation
  363. Self-Propelled Work Equipment – Regulation
  364. Remote-Controlled Self-Propelled Work Equipment – Regulation
  365. Drive Shafts – Regulation
  366. Part IV – Power Presses
  367. Further Information
  368. Introduction
  369. Definitions – Regulation
  370. Notification and Reporting of Major Injuries and Dangerous Occurrences
  371. Reporting of Three-Day Plus Accidents – Regulation ()
  372. Reporting of Cases of Disease – Regulation
  373. Which Enforcing Authority?
  374. Records
  375. Major injuries Schedule
  376. Dangerous Occurrences – Schedule Summary
  377. Freight containers
  378. Overhead electric lines
  379. Electrical short circuit
  380. Reportable Diseases – Schedule , Brief Summary
  381. Further Information
  382. Appointment – Regulation
  383. Functions – Regulation
  384. Employers’ Duties – Regulation a
  385. Inspections – Regulations and
  386. Information – Regulation
  387. Safety committees – Regulation
  388. Complaints – Regulation
  389. Further information
  390. Introduction
  391. Definitions – Regulation
  392. Provision and Maintenance of Safety Signs – Regulation
  393. Information, Instruction and Training – Regulation
  394. Functions of Colours, Shapes and Symbols in Safety Signs Safety colours
  395. Other colours
  396. Shapes
  397. Pictograms and Other Symbols
  398. References
  399. Introduction
  400. Objectives
  401. Main requirements
  402. Principal Changes
  403. Introduction
  404. Interpretation – Regulation 2
  405. Application – Regulation 3
  406. Exposure limit values and action values – Regulation 4 HAV
  407. WBV
  408. Assessment of Risk to Health Created by Vibration at the Workplace – Re
  409. Elimination or Control of Exposure to Vibration at the Workplace – Regu
  410. Health Surveillance – Regulation 7
  411. Information, Instruction and Training – Regulation 8
  412. General
  413. Health: The Working Environment Regulations 6–10 Ventilation
  414. A Reasonable Temperature
  415. Lighting
  416. Emergency Lighting
  417. Workplaces, Furniture and Fittings
  418. Floors
  419. Waste Materials
  420. Room Dimensions
  421. Workstations
  422. Outside workstations
  423. Seating
  424. Safety: Accident Prevention Regulations 5, 12–19 Maintenance
  425. Floors and Traffic Routes
  426. Falls and Falling Objects
  427. Tanks and Pits
  428. Ladders and Roofs
  429. Glazing
  430. Windows
  431. Traffic Routes
  432. Doors and Gates
  433. Welfare: Provision of Facilities – Regulations 20–25 Sanitary Convenien
  434. Drinking Water
  435. Accommodation for Clothing and Facilities for Changing
  436. Facilities to Rest and to Eat Meals
  437. Canteens or Restaurants
  438. Suitable Rest Facilities
  439. Non-Smokers
  440. Work at Height Regulations 2005 as Amended in 2007
  441. Definitions – Regulation 2
  442. Organization, Planning and Competence – Regulations 4 and 5
  443. Avoidance of Risk – Regulation 6
  444. General Principles for Selection of Work Equipment – Regulation 7
  445. Requirements for Particular Work Equipment – Regulation 8
  446. Fragile Surfaces – Regulation 9
  447. Objects and Danger Areas – Regulations 10 and 11
  448. Inspection of Work Equipment – Regulation 12
  449. Inspection of Places of Work at Height – Regulation 13
  450. Duties of Persons at Work – Regulation 12
  451. Compensation Act 2006
  452. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  453. Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  454. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 The Disability Discriminati
  455. The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA 2005)
  456. Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  457. Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995
  458. Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
  459. Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
  460. Occupiers Liability Acts 1957 and 1984 – Civil Law
  461. Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008
  462. Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 as Amended
  463. Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR)
  464. Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002
  465. Smoke-free legislation
  466. Penalties and Fines for Breaking the Smoke-Free Law
  467. Definition of Enclosed and Substantially Enclosed
  468. Working Time Regulations 1998 as Amended by 2003 and 2007 Regulations
  469. Common Sense, Common Safety: Lord Young’s Report October 2010

 

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