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Category: Adventure activities

Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Faulty rope led to amputation for outdoors instructor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Southampton firm was today prosecuted after an outdoors activity instructor was left permanently disabled when he used a defective rope for a simulated parachute landing.

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HSE Crown Censure of MOD over death of cadet, 14

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been censured today over safety failings that led to the death of a 14-year-old cadet.

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Temperature – Outdoor working advice

Thursday, May 31, 2012

When working outdoors the weather can have an effect on an individual’s effectiveness and this is not readily managed using just engineering controls. In these circumstances some of the most effective ways of managing these environments is by introducing some simple administrative controls

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Adventure activities licensing – FAQs

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This page provides answers to some of your frequently asked questions about adventure activities licensing.

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Adventure activities consultation – Have your say on future regime, ends 21 September

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

This Consultation Document sets out proposals for replacement arrangements for adventure activities. Replacement arrangements are needed to implement the recommendation in the report ‘Common Sense Common Safety’ to abolish the licensing of four specified adventure activities by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, which will occur following the necessary legislative change at a later date. Consultation ends […]

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AALA Board meetings

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Information from the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) Board meetings is available on the AALA HSE website.

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HSE launches consultation on safety in the adventure activities sector

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Outdoor activity providers, sports clubs and teachers are among those being asked for their views on proposals to change the health and safety requirements for young people’s adventure activities.

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Proposed Replacement for the Licensing Regime for Adventure Activities Established Under the Activity Centres (Young Persons’ Safety) Act 1995 in England.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd236.htm

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Recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Monday, January 10, 2011

In his report published on 15 October, Lord Young of Graffham, recommended that the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) be abolished and the existing statutory licensing regime be replaced by a code of practice. We wish to keep licence holders and other interested parties informed of developments so far and next steps.

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Recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Announcement from David Ashton on the recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority is now available on the AALA website.

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Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009, key messages from the report include:

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Adventure activities licensing – additional guidance

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Additional general inspector guidance notes:

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