< > LUK6 - Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974

General Information

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Date 1974
Wildpro "Organisations & Website" Reference
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Brief Overview / Significance
  • Provides protection for employees of, volunteers or students at and visitors to e.g. a wildlife hospital or veterinary practice.
  • Requires the provision of additional safety procedures to take account of any special risks involved with working with non-domesticated species. The provision of specialised guidance, training procedures and working procedures may be required as well as the provision of appropriate protective equipment.
  • Enforced by the Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive.

(J35.147.w1, B156.21.w21)

UK Wildlife: First Aid and Care Implications

  • The Act applies to protect any employees of a wildlife hospital, as well as volunteers at the hospital and visitors. Appropriate safety procedures must be provided to take into account any special risks involved with persons working with non-domesticated species (J35.147.w1, B142.4.w4, B156.21.w21)
NOTES - Amendments / Relation to other legislation
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Text from the Act

 

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