Published on March 13, 2009
NEBOSH Summary of Frequently Used Regulations in the Certificate. By John Johnston AIIRSM Health and Safety for Beginners www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 – RIDDOR ‘95 The reporting of serious incidents such as fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries resulting in lost time Specification of diseases linked with occupations Dangerous occurrences which could have resulted in serious injury or death Gathering of national statistics to enable the HSC & HSE to direct their enforcement activities
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 – COSHH ‘02 Assessment of the hazards of chemical and biological agents is necessary Exposure to a substance or agent can have a short term and long term harm to health Classification of hazards aids choosing the right control measures Communication of hazard information using datasheets is the first step to controlling health hazards
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 – CDM Reg’s ‘94 Duties on designers, contractors, agents and clients The construction process is inherently dangerous and causes many accidents Most accidents are due to a lack of planning All parties can make a significant impact on health and safety during the design, build, manage and demolish phases of a building's life
The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 – C(H,S&W) ‘96 Construction has an inherently poor record for health and safety The changing and developing nature of a construction environment usually results in non-existent welfare conditions The provision of basic standards of welfare to employees on construction sites as an aid to reduce accidents and ill-health
The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989 A number of deaths and serious injuries on construction sites were caused by falling objects The provision, maintenance and use of adequate head protection on construction work is important The selection of the right type of head protection is important
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 Standardisation of signs and signals With the harmonistaion in Europe, the importance of signs which do not require the member country's language to be understood was raised Principle of four types of sign: Mandatory, Prohibition, Warning and Safe Condition
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 – EAW ‘89 Work on live electrical conductors is dangerous Properly designed and installed electrical systems are required Persons working on an electrical system must be competent Appropriate protection devices can minimise the potential harm of contact with electricity
The Noise at Work Regulations 1989 – NAW ‘89 Noise above a certain level causes permanent hearing loss Assessment of the noise level is the first step to identifying appropriate control measures Action levels determine the type of response by the employer 85db(A), 90 db(A), 120 Pa
The Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 – IRR ‘99 Every practice involving exposure to Ionising radiation must be justified by the advantages it produces All exposures shall be kept as low as possible The sum of doses received shall not exceed a certain limit
The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 Accidents caused by oxygen deficient atmospheres are predictable Arrangements for identifying dangerous situations are easily made Emergency arrangements must be in place for common types of work Access to a confined space is always restricted
The Safety Rep's and Safety Committee Regulations 1977 – SRSCR ‘77 The principles of co-operation between an employer and employees represented by their unions Safety representatives play an essential part in monitoring the effectiveness of an employers health and safety arrangements Provide a consultative mechanism for an employer to consider improvements in health and safety
The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 The prevalence on non-unionised premises required an update of the SRSCR 1977 The importance of consultation in good time was emphasised Allowing the election of representatives from constituencies within an organisation Provision of resources to assist the representative in their duties
The Health and Safety (Information for Employees) Regulations 1989 The enforcement authority obligation to provide information to employees regarding their activities Declaration of factual information which all employees are entitled to see Accountability of inspectors to those persons they make contact with
The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 – COP ‘86 Provide a framework of legal control of pesticides An official approval process takes place Users must comply with the conditions Users must receive instruction and training
The Fire Precautions Act 1971 – FPA ‘71 Premises must afford a basic standard of fire prevention and control Certified premises are monitored to ensure compliance Design alterations and modifications to the workplace commonly are to the detriment of fire precautions
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