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Legislation and Self-Defence in Dangerous Situations

Understanding Legislation for Self-Defence

Explore the legal framework and appropriate actions when personal safety is compromised.

Relevant Acts for Self-Defence:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, Dangerous Occurrence Regulations) 2013
  • The Criminal Law Act 1967

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Understand your rights and responsibilities under this act to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of employees.

Key Points from the Act:

  • Employer's duty for employees' health, safety, and welfare
  • Reasonably Practicable approach to risk management
  • Provision of information, instruction, training, and supervision

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Comply with regulations for identifying hazards, assessing risks, and implementing control measures.

Regulations Include:

  • Identification of hazards
  • Risk assessment and identification of individuals at risk
  • Implementation of risk control measures
  • Documentation of risk assessment

RIDDOR Reporting

Understand your obligation to report specific workplace accidents and injuries.

What Requires Reporting:

  • Reportable injuries under RIDDOR
  • Death of any person
  • Specified injuries to workers
  • Injuries leading to incapacitation for more than 7 days
  • Injuries to non-workers resulting in hospital treatment

Application of Legislation in Self-Defence

Utilise legal knowledge to determine the appropriate course of action in dangerous situations.

Remember, your understanding of relevant legislation empowers you to take effective measures to ensure personal safety and respond appropriately in critical situations.