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HSfB Prize Draw Successes

Since November 2006, HSfB has been running regular free prize draws for our newsletter subscribers.

The first free draw, launched on 5 November 2006, was a 'one off' draw where all entrants were placed 'in the hat' and winners were drawn by an impartial member of a renowned health, safety and environmental establishment (NEBOSH). The total value of the prizes given away for that prize draw was a fantastic £7,260!

Since then, the concept grew and grew until we had several kind organisations and individuals donating prizes on a regular basis. The prize draws have helped to change so many lives and I'm convinced these lives aren't limited to just those winning prizes. I believe the work any health and safety professional does helps to save lives every single day.

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

(Elizabeth II 1974. Chapter 37)

This document is published with the consent of the Office of Public Sector Information and remains Crown Copyright.

This page gives up to Section 9 only. The printable and PDF versions below show the full Act.

icon-pdf Printable PDF Version: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974


1974 CHAPTER 37

An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations, and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.


The acute "beep, beep, beep, beep..." of the office fire alarm resonates around the room and a momentarily look of concern presents itself on every face that has risen in unison. This, for the incalculable time, is a test alarm and one that arrives each week with wonderment. We are all aware, however, that this scheduled blast has a serious agenda; a job that we can't resent and a role that could save our lives. The fire alarm is possibly the most understated colleague in any office.

Exemption certificate for persons working in mandatory safety helmet areas.

The company is pleased to announce that it has discovered a little known scheme where a person can be exempted from the wearing of a safety helmet. A person exempted under this scheme will designated as a 'Hard Head'. A person who thinks that they can work safely in a designated hard hat area without wearing one can apply for an exemption certificate.