Higher risk workplaces


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These regulations aim to protect those working in industries such as construction, waste and recycling and certain areas of manufacturing, as they may be at higher risk of accidents.

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You can find all the regulations that relate to Higher risk workplaces below to the left.

Agriculture (Metrication) Regulations 1981

These regulations amend agricultural legislation by substituting metric units for Imperial units.

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Agriculture (Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1975

These regulations are largely repealed except for provisions relating to the creation of offences, the conduct of inquests and the making of the Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulations 1974.

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Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) (Amendment) Regulations 1990

These regulations impose requirements for new tractors to have an approved safety cab.

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Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulations 1974

These regulations revoke and consolidate earlier legislation regarding the fitting of safety cabs to tractors.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

These regulations impose duties on clients and contractors in relation to construction work.

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Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989

These regulations require that suitable head protection is provided to and worn by those working in construction.

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Diving at Work Regulations 1997

These regulations impose requirements and prohibitions on diving contractors.

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Docks Regulations 1988

These regulations impose health, safety and welfare requirements with respect to dock operations.

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Docks, Shipbuilding etc (Metrication) Regulations 1983

These regulations substitute metric units for imperial units.

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Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984

These Regulations require owners, lessees and others in control of freight containers used at work to comply with conditions of use.

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Health and Safety (Agriculture) (Miscellaneous Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1976

The regulations are a consequence of the amendment of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 by the Employment Protection Act 1975 and transfer responsibility for farm safety to the HSE from MAFF (Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (or in Scotland, from the Secretary of State).

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Health and Safety (Foundries etc) (Metrication) Regulations 1981

These regulations have no effect as the provisions in the various regulations to which these regulations applied have been revoked.

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Loading and Unloading of Fishing Vessels Regulations 1988

These regulations are intended to ensure that fishing vessels have safe means of access and are safe places of work.

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Non-ferrous Metals (Melting and Founding) Regulations 1962

These regulations impose safety requirements on the casting of metals into moulds.

Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes (Amendment) Regulations 2010

These regulations amend the Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 to correct a drafting error.

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Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010

These regulations require an employer to notify HSE of the erection of a conventional tower crane on a construction site within 14 days of its initial thorough examination.

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Prevention of Accidents to Children in Agriculture Regulations 1998

These Regulations prohibit the riding by a child on certain classes of vehicle or machine used in agricultural operations.

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Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960

These regulations impose safety requirements in relation to shipbuilding and ship-repairing.

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Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996

These Regulations impose requirements and prohibitions with respect to the health, safety and welfare of persons who work in compressed air.

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  • Roger O'kane said on July 20, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Diving at Work Regulations (DWR) 1997

    Commercial diving in the UK has come a long way since the dark days of the 1970’s when an excessive number of divers lost their lives in the pursuit of offshore oil development. The introduction of the DWR in 1997 was a step change in the regulation of commercial diving, recognising the requirements of different sectors, and since that time the combined efforts of HSE and Industry has helped fine tune the full understanding of the requirements, resulting in a significant improvement in the safety performance across most sectors.

    Regulation 4 is particularly advantageous since this ensures that anyone involved in retaining the services of commercial divers also has a role in selecting the most appropriate contractor, their “actions or omissions” being a key part in ensuring all involved understand that risk mitigation affects everyone.

    Any reduction in the requirement for groups within this sector to fully comply with all appropriate regulations and Approved Codes of Practice would be a significant backward step, and is one that should be strenuously resisted.

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