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  • 1. Extended Diploma - Sport Unit 2 - Health and Safety Karen Vaughan Jones
  • 2. Outcomes
    • By the end of the session you should be able to:
    • Describe and list the main points of the HSWA
    • Know and understand the difference between employers and employee responsibilities.
  • 3. Health and Safety at work Act (1974)
    • The main aim if the act is to make everyone aware of the importance of health and safety. (Management, owners and employees)
    • Secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work
    • Protect people other than those at work (participants), against risks to health and safety arising from the activities of people at work.
    • Control handling and storage of dangerous substances
    • Control the emission in to the atmsophere of noxious or offensive substances from premises.
  • 4. Responsibilities
    • Employers and Employees have a responsibility under this act.
    • Activity
    • 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!
  • 5. Employers Responsibilities
    • 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.
  • 6. Employers Responsibilties
    • The main duties are:
    • To provide and maintain plant, equipment and system of work which are safe and not a risk to health
    • To provide for safe storage, handling and use of substances that could cause risks to health
    • To provide appropriate information, instruction and training for employees in regard to H and S
    • To make certain the workplace is monitored and managed in a safe condition.
  • 7. Employees Responsibilities
    • The employee also has responsibilities, they must..
    • Take reasonable care of their own health and safety
    • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of others who may be affected by their actions
    • 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)
    • Not misuse equipment provided to maintain health and safety
  • 8. Activity
    • In your groups provide at least two examples for the responsibilities.
    • Imagine you are a leisure centre manager.
    • Use the flipchart paper.
  • 9. Enforcement of the law
    • 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.
    • Local authority environmental health officers undertake inspections of various premises such as leisure centres
    • They can enter the premises at any reasonable times
    • measure, test, inspect and photograph as they wish
    • Take samples, equipment or substances from the premises.
  • 10. Enforcement of the law
    • If inspectors see the health and safety regulations are not being enforced they can :
    • Serve a prohibition notice, stopping an activity likely to cause serious injury
    • Serve an improvement notice, requiring action to be taken to remedy faults within a named period, not less than 21 days
    • Prosecute any person contravening a statutory provision
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