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  • 1. Extended Diploma - Sport Unit 2 - Health and Safety Karen Vaughan Jones
  • 2. Outcomes <ul><li>By the end of the session you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Describe and list the main points of the HSWA </li></ul><ul><li>Know and understand the difference between employers and employee responsibilities. </li></ul>
  • 3. Health and Safety at work Act (1974) <ul><li>The main aim if the act is to make everyone aware of the importance of health and safety. (Management, owners and employees) </li></ul><ul><li>Secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work </li></ul><ul><li>Protect people other than those at work (participants), against risks to health and safety arising from the activities of people at work. </li></ul><ul><li>Control handling and storage of dangerous substances </li></ul><ul><li>Control the emission in to the atmsophere of noxious or offensive substances from premises. </li></ul>
  • 4. Responsibilities <ul><li>Employers and Employees have a responsibility under this act. </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>In groups look at the cards, and decide which group they belong to. You will need to assign an area, and a sorter and you have three minutes to sort – winner gets a prize! </li></ul>
  • 5. Employers Responsibilities <ul><li>It is the duty of the employer as far as is reasonably practictable to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the people who work for the organisation as well as non-employees who are on the premises. </li></ul>
  • 6. Employers Responsibilties <ul><li>The main duties are: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide and maintain plant, equipment and system of work which are safe and not a risk to health </li></ul><ul><li>To provide for safe storage, handling and use of substances that could cause risks to health </li></ul><ul><li>To provide appropriate information, instruction and training for employees in regard to H and S </li></ul><ul><li>To make certain the workplace is monitored and managed in a safe condition. </li></ul>
  • 7. Employees Responsibilities <ul><li>The employee also has responsibilities, they must.. </li></ul><ul><li>Take reasonable care of their own health and safety </li></ul><ul><li>Take reasonable care of the health and safety of others who may be affected by their actions </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operate with the employer and other relevant organisations to ensure the requirements of the act are met (this includes notifying supervisors of unsafe equipment or practises) </li></ul><ul><li>Not misuse equipment provided to maintain health and safety </li></ul>
  • 8. Activity <ul><li>In your groups provide at least two examples for the responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine you are a leisure centre manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the flipchart paper. </li></ul>
  • 9. Enforcement of the law <ul><li>Inspectors can be appointed by the Health and Safety executive or by the local authority or the fire service to inspect businesses, premises and LEA’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Local authority environmental health officers undertake inspections of various premises such as leisure centres </li></ul><ul><li>They can enter the premises at any reasonable times </li></ul><ul><li>measure, test, inspect and photograph as they wish </li></ul><ul><li>Take samples, equipment or substances from the premises. </li></ul>
  • 10. Enforcement of the law <ul><li>If inspectors see the health and safety regulations are not being enforced they can : </li></ul><ul><li>Serve a prohibition notice, stopping an activity likely to cause serious injury </li></ul><ul><li>Serve an improvement notice, requiring action to be taken to remedy faults within a named period, not less than 21 days </li></ul><ul><li>Prosecute any person contravening a statutory provision </li></ul>
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