Chapter 16. Legislation Affecting FM Activities

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch16

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Legislation Affecting FM Activities, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466

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Keywords:

  • legislation affecting FM activities;
  • FMs, familiar with legislation - affecting FM services and activities;
  • written safety policy - required by Health and Safety at Work Act for organisations of five or more employees;
  • enforcing officers, local authority, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or government agencies;
  • HSE five-step approach;
  • FMs, identifying hazards - potential for causing harm;
  • hierarchy of control measures;
  • work activities, requiring risk assessment - excavation work and handling stored energy;
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations;
  • Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Safety policy

  • Enforcing authorities

  • Management of Health and Safety Regulations

  • The HSE five-step approach

  • Risk assessment standards

  • Hazards

  • Risk control

  • Risk register

  • Definitions of hazard and risk

  • Hazard identification

  • Work activities

  • Risk assessment

  • Risk assessment records

  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 amended 2002

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

  • Working at Height Regulations 2005

  • Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

  • Manual Handling Regulations 1992

  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPE)

  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

  • Part L Building Regulations 2006

  • Data Protection Act 1998

  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)

  • Human Rights Act 1998

  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations

  • Working Time Regulations 1998