Health and safety legislation quiz By Roz Sanderson Posted April 28, 2016 In Headline News, Health and Safety Legislation And Guidance, Quiz, Trending 2 9 2015 into the start of 2016 saw some big changes to health and safety legislation, with the move to CDM 2015 and the changes to the sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences. These legislative changes may affect you and your business and you may need to implement changes, update your workforce and revise relevant documentation. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about upcoming legislative changes. These questions are based on the recent Legislation Update for April 2016 and beyond, and on resources available on the Barbour EHS Service (namely the guide Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems), and on the Sentencing Council’s definitive guideline on Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. This quiz is based on information that can be found in the Barbour suite of resources under the topic ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. By answering the questions below, practitioners can award themselves CPD credits. One, two or three credits can be awarded, depending on what has been learnt – exactly how many you award yourself is up to you, once you have reflected and taken part in the quiz. Please note: There may be more than one correct answer to a question, and further reading may be required to correctly answer the questions. 1. Trades Union Bill Changes proposed by the Trades Union Bill include doubling the minimum notice of strike action to: A. 10 working days B. two weeks C. one calendar month2. National Minimum Wage Amendment Regulations 2016 The new National Living Wage is introduced as the new hourly rate for adults aged 25 and over. From 1 April 2016, the new minimum wage for those aged 25 + is: £7.20ph £6.70ph £5.30ph £3.87ph £3.30ph3. Annual slavery and human trafficking statements Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Transparency in Supply Chains) Regulations 2015, there is a duty for organisations with a turnover of at least £36 million to produce an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. True or false? True False4. UK Referendum There will be a referendum in the UK in June on whether or not to remain in the EU. Although the basis of the health and safety regime in the UK was established in 1974, it has been underpinned and extended by EU legislation. The main element of the EU legislation is: Directive 2009/104/EC – use of work equipment Directive 99/92/EC – risks from explosive atmospheres Directive 89/654/EEC – workplace requirements Directive 89/391 – OSH "Framework Directive" 5. ISO 45001 ISO 45001 is due for publication in October 2016. This standard is expected to replace OHSAS 18001. True or false? True False6. Sentencing Guidelines The new Guidelines came into force on 16 February 2016. They apply to: A. just companies B. just individuals C. companies or individuals (aged 18 and older)7. Sentencing Guidelines: Organisations (Health & Safety) Health and safety offences are concerned with failures to manage risks to health and safety and do not require proof that the offence caused any actual harm. The offence is in creating a risk of harm. The assessmen:t of harm requires a consideration of A. The seriousness of the harm risked by the offender’s breach B. The likelihood of that harm arising (high, medium or low) C. Both of the above8. Sentencing Guidelines: Organisations (Health & Safety) – Category range The court is required to focus on the organisation’s annual turnover or equivalent to reach a starting point for a fine. True or False? A. True B. False9. Sentencing Guidelines: Individuals (Health & Safety) – Culpability 'Actual foresight of, or wilful blindness to, risk of offending but risk nevertheless taken' describes which category of culpability detailed in the Guidelines under the Individuals (Health & Safety offences) section: A. Very High B. High C. Medium D. Low10. Sentencing Guidelines: Corporate Manslaughter - Determining seriousness of the offence By definition, the harm and culpability involved in corporate manslaughter will be very serious. Every case will involve death and corporate fault at a high level. The court should assess factors affecting the seriousness of the offence within this context by asking how many questions? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5Thank you for taking part in the Legislation Quiz for April 2016. Please fill in this short form to find out your score and to be emailed the correct answers and explanations. NameCompanyEmailPhone NumberLinkedin41TwitterFacebook18Google+1Email60 Tags: accreditation cpd health and safety legislation health and safety legislation quiz 2 9 Back to Top Roz Sanderson Leave a Comment Cancel reply Showing 9 comments Robyn April 28th, 2016 12:15 PM Reply Thanks for emailing the answer and background to each question, I found this very useful and learnt some new information. John Bradshaw April 29th, 2016 02:45 PM Reply Everyday is a learning curve. Nice little quiz caught me out on some of the questions. Worth a go😜 Safetylady May 2nd, 2016 06:57 PM Reply Shame half questions are actually nothing to do with H&S. The only H&S were on detail of sentencing guidelines – not relevant to most as a) you have to be caught having already done something bad b) you would presumably have a lawyer to deal with the sort of detail of the questions – and c) it will all be too late by then as whatever it is has happened, and so knowing the ins & outs is completely academic. (more than one answer may apply). Sue Brownbridge May 3rd, 2016 02:33 PM Reply Thanks for the quiz. I am always striving to improve my knowledge. carl inman May 4th, 2016 11:12 AM Reply Good quiz thankyou, my only comment being on 1 question, as I understand it ISO 45001 may not replace OHSAS 18001, are they not different awarding bodies (ISO and OHSAS), anyway, thanks, its always good to refresh your knowledge Roz Sanderson May 4th, 2016 11:40 AM Reply Hi Carl, you’re right – it’s expected that most organisations will move across to the new standard as it has additional benefits. We’ll know more about whether it will be replacement later on in the month. I’ve updated the question and the answer to reflect this. Thanks, Roz Danny Barnard May 11th, 2016 12:30 PM Reply Very informative quiz. Leaning something new everyday. t Steven May 20th, 2016 01:10 PM Reply nice quiz. Learned a couple of things myself. Og Ogie June 13th, 2016 07:14 PM Reply Thanks for the questions and answers emailed to me.