Hazard 33: Water

The Legislation

The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

The Dock Regulations 1988

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Maritime and Aviation Security Act 1990

The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances) Regulations 1986

The Merchant Shipping Act 1995

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

The Risks

  • cables

  • cranes

  • cold

  • drowning

  • electricity

  • pollution

  • swift current

  • tides

  • Weil’s disease

Those most at Risk

Anybody near or on water.

Health and safety in inland and inshore waters are covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Three-quarters of drownings occur in inland water rather than at sea. These accidents ...

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