Health & Safety

Frequency Annual
Seasonal No
Fixture Permanent
Physical Scale Small
Experiential Scale Small
Geographical Scale National

Health and Safety Codes emerged officially in 1976, when the Home Office Guide to Safety at Fairs was published. This followed the transfer of responsibility for safety matters to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) established under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act. This developed into the Code of Safe Practice at Fairs, Health & Safety Executive, 1984, then the Fairgrounds and amusement parks: A Code of safe practice HS(G)81 HSE Books 1992, then the Fairgrounds and amusement parks: guidance on safe practice HS(G)175 HSE Books 1997. These have been further developed following the Roberts Review Of Fairground Safety, 2011 (see ‘Review Of Fairground Safety: Report to the Health and Safety Commission,’ Prepared by: Paul Roberts (HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety) Safety Policy Division, 02 August 2011)