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Health and SafetyKey legislations and regulations in sporting environments.

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Health and Safety Key legislations and regulations in sporting environments. The Health and safety at work Act1974 The act placed statutory duties on employers to: o Take responsible care for their own and other peoples safety. o Co-operate with the employers to the extent necessary to allow those employers to comply with their statutory obligations. o Not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse "anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions." o Safe storage and transport of substances. o Provision of suitable information and instruction. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulation 1992 (PPE) Employers are required to: o Ensure that suitable personal protection equipment is provided. o To carry out an assessment of any PPE before it is provided. ...read more.

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o To ensure that all workstations in use prior to that date comply with the requirements. o To plan periodic interruptions in the work of "users" of the display screen equipment. o To provide eyesight tests for employers. o To provide information on health and safety matters to all users and operators. The Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1992 All workers have obligation on all employers and the self employed to carry out risk assessments. The assessment must be suitable & sufficient and must consider the risk to health and safety of all employees and other persons. This is to identify the measures which need to be taken in order to comply with the relevant statutory provisions. Employers Duties: o Carry out and record finding of risk assessments & any improvements made as a result of the assessment. ...read more.

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o To provide controls and control systems for work equipment EG stop controls etc. The Health and Safety Young Persons Regulations 1997 Employees' Duties: o Take particular account of young workers (16/17yr old) as their immaturity brings a lack of experience & awareness of existing potential risks. They must bring to account these specific Health and Safety factors. o Take into account when making risk assessments whether the young person is prohibited from doing certain work. o Inform parents, or those with parental responsibilities for school age children, of the out come of the risk assessment and the control measures to reduce the risk. The Workplace Health, Safety and welfare Regulations 1992 These regulations now apply to: o Work places not previously the subject of specific statutory provisions, EG hospitals, schools, hotels and courthouses. They apply to employers occupiers of factories and persons in control of work places in connection with the carrying on of a trade, business or other undertaking whether for profit or not. ...read more.

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