Health and Safety Legislation

For general information on health and safety regulations and legislation you can visit the HSE web pages or see below for an alphabetical listing of significant legislation that affects health and safety at the University - please note this list may not be up to date!

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Firstly, some other useful links:

 

Legislation List

Please note that the legislative items listed may have been superseded as the list is always under review and therefore cannot be considered to be entirely and always accurate. For more information on specific themes or topics please visit the A – Z of Health and Safety or the HSE website.

A  

Abrasive Wheels Regulations - This is now part of PUWER

Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations

Asbestos: Control of Asbestos Regulations:-

Revokes:

  • Asbestos (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations
  • Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations  

Artificial Optical Radiation at Work (Regulations) - Control of

B

Building Regulations (Amendment) Regulations

C  

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations:-

Revokes:

  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations
  • Carriage of Explosives by Road Regulations
  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods By Road (Driver Training) Regulations
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations

Partially Revokes:

  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail Regulations
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Regulations

Classification and Labelling of Explosives Regulations (is current but many sections have been repealed as a result of Transport Regulations)

Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations:-

Revokes:

  • Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations

Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act

Controlled Waste (Amendment) Regulations

Confined Spaces Regulations

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM)

Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations

Control of Asbestos Regulations

Control of Asbestos in the Air Regulations (replaced by Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations

Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations

Control of Lead at Work Regulations

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations (as amended)

Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) (as amended)

Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations  

D  

Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety) (Consolidation) and Chemicals (Hazard)

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations

Data Protection Act

Diving at Work Regulations  

E

Electricity at Work Regulations    

Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations

Environment Act

Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations

Environmental Protection Act

Equipment and Protective Systems intended for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (Amendment) Regulations

Equality Act

F  

Fire Safety:  Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order)

Food Labelling (Nutrition) (Wales) Regulations

Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) (Wales) Regulations

Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations

Food Safety Act

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (as amended)    

G  

Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations

Gas Safety (Management) Regulations

General Data Protection Regulations

Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment) Regulations

Groundwater (England and Wales) Regulations

H

Hazardous Waste (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations [ Revokes: Special Waste Regulations]

Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations

Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations

Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations

Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations

Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations

Health and Safety (Information for Employees) (Amendment) Regulations

Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

I  

Ionising Radiation Regulations

Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) (Amendment) Regulations

Radiation:  Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations

L  

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

Lifts Regulations

M  

Management of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Regulations

Manual Handling Operations Regulations  

N  

Noise:  Control of Noise at Work Regulations

Notification of New Substances (Amendment) Regulations

O  

Occupiers Liability Act  

Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work (Regulations)

P  

Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations

Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) (Amendment No 2) Regulations

Pollution Prevention and Control Act

Pollution Prevention and Control Act (Commencement No. 1) (England and Wales) Order

Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations

Pressure Systems Safety Regulations

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations  

R  

Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Great Britain) Regulations

Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act

Radiation: Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations

Supercedes:

  • Radioactive Substances Act

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 

S  

Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations

Special Waste Regulations (superseded by Hazardous Waste Regulations)

Supply of Machinery (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act  

T

Transport of Dangerous Goods (Safety Advisers) Regulations

V

Vibration:  Control of Vibration at Work Regulations

W    

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations

 

Other legislation that may affect the University (particularly in areas of environment, employment and research away from the University) include:

A

Anti-Pollution Works Regulations

B 

The Batteries and Accumulators (containing Dangerous Substances)(Amendment) Regulations

C 

Contaminated Land (England) Regulations

Consumer Protection Act

Community Drivers' Hours and Recording Equipment Regulations  

D 

Defective Premises Act

Dangerous Substances and Preparations (Nickel) (Safety) Regulations 

E 

Employer's Liability (Defective Equipment) Act

Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations

Employment Medical Advisory Service Act

Employment Act

F 

Food and Environment Protection Act (FEPA)

G

General Product Safety Regulations 

H

Human Rights Act

Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) (Variation) Order 2011

Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application to Environmentally Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations

L 

Landlord and Tenant Act

Landlord and Tenant Act  (Covenants) Act

Law of Property Act

Leasehold Reform Act

Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act  

N 

Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act  

O  

Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act

Offshore Safety Act

Ozone:  Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer - EC Regulation 2037/2000

Police and Criminal Evidence Act

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations

Plant Protection Products Regulations

Q 

Quarries Regulations