HSE RSS feeds » Adventure activities http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:17:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/sikhs-head-protection.htm#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:30:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49715 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse51.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse51.htm#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:00:30 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=45758 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 http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/rnn-se-15913/ http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/rnn-se-15913/#comments Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:00:50 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=42366 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-scot-mod-crown-censure.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2013/rnn-scot-mod-crown-censure.htm#comments Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:00:23 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=38838 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/temperature/outdoor.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/temperature/outdoor.htm#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 07:38:18 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=34020 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/faq.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/faq.htm#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:00:55 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=32636 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd236.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd236.htm#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 07:36:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=27604 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 21 September 2011.

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AALA Board meetings http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/meetings/index.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/aala/meetings/index.htm#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:50:25 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=27113 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 http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/hse-aalaconsult.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/hse-aalaconsult.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:30:34 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=26876 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. http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd236.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd236.htm#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:00:07 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=26873 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’.

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Recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority http://news.hse.gov.uk/2011/01/10/recommendation-to-abolish-the-adventure-activities-licensing-authority-2/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2011/01/10/recommendation-to-abolish-the-adventure-activities-licensing-authority-2/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:30:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=22815 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.

Recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority – January 2011 update

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Recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/10/19/recommendation-to-abolish-the-adventure-activities-licensing-authority/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/10/19/recommendation-to-abolish-the-adventure-activities-licensing-authority/#comments Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:00:36 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=20687 Announcement from David Ashton on the recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority is now available on the AALA website.

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.

Announcement from David Ashton on the recommendation to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

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Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009 http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/03/24/annual-report-of-the-adventure-activities-licensing-service-20082009/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/03/24/annual-report-of-the-adventure-activities-licensing-service-20082009/#comments Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:10:49 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=16015 Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009, key messages from the report include:

  • There has been an overall steady increase in the number of licence-holders since the introduction of licensing and this has been maintained during the year.
  • Expenditure on providing the licensing service was 1% below the budget forecast.
  • The number of inspections undertaken was up by 3.5%.

Annual Report of the AALS 2008/2009

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Adventure activities licensing – additional guidance http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/02/09/adventure-activities-licensing-additional-guidance/ http://news.hse.gov.uk/2010/02/09/adventure-activities-licensing-additional-guidance/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:46:43 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=14577 Additional general inspector guidance notes:

  • 1.02 Nominal Payment
  • 1.06 Joint Provision of Adventure Activities
  • 1.10 Prerequisites for Including Activities on a Licence
  • 1.12 Departure of key personnel – updated

View Adventure activities licensing – General interpretation guidance notes

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