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  • 1. NEBOSH Summary of Frequently Used Regulations in the Certificate. By John Johnston AIIRSM Health and Safety for Beginners www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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 
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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 
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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 
  • 16. 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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