The owner and inspector of a faulty fairground ride have been convicted of health and safety breaches after two women needed hospital treatment after being flung from it.
Category: Entertainment and leisure
The Adventure Activity Licensing Regulations 2004 require that Licence holders shall maintain suitable and sufficient arrangements for: “The provision of first aid, for the summoning of medical and rescue services in the event of an emergency, and for otherwise dealing with an emergency.” (Regulation 9 (b) (v)).
Commercial waste bins are emptied around the clock seven days a week, so there are millions of such operations each year.
The primary aim of this project was to establish whether it could be considered a tolerable practice to move an occupied tallescope, in a theatre environment, for the task of focussing luminaires.
Annual Report of the Adventure Activities Licensing Service 2008/2009, key messages from the report include:
Colchester Zoo has today backed a national campaign by HSE to make people aware of the potential devastating consequences of slips, trips and falls in the workplace.
New inspector guidance notes have been added for:
Adventure activities licensing guidance – When does a school need to use a licensed provider?
Adventure activities licensing guidance – When does a fundraising event become a licensable situation?
Additional general inspector guidance notes:
Local authorities are treated in the same way as all other providers. If local authorities offer facilities for adventure activities in return for payment then they require a licence.
Adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices. HSE is very supportive of such activities which allow young
Field Monitoring is one of the six key stages in implementing risk management policies with regards to staff.
Caravan, camping and holiday parks across the South West are being offered expert health and safety advice in the run-up to the summer tourist season,
Combined Water/Rock Activities (CWRA or CWR Activities) are activities where hazards associated with a rock environment may at times combine or alternate with those of a water environment.
Version 1 of Inspector Guidance Note – IGN 1.09 is now available.
Issue: Improvised raft building is a fun and popular activity offered by many providers.
Issue: Using non-conventional or catamaran type craft as safety boats can be problematic.
Myth of the Month – December 2009. The reality: Realistically, if a panto throws out sweets the chances of someone being seriously hurt is incredibly low.
The article ‘We don’t need to wait for an elf & safety risk assessment if we’re in real danger’ hardly presents a fair or accurate picture of that investigation, or of HSE more generally.