Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016

Part 2 Adventure activities

Adventure activity operators

6 Requirement for adventure activity operator to pass safety audit

(1)

Before providing or offering to provide any adventure activities to a participant, an adventure activity operator must—

(a)

obtain a safety audit in respect of the operator’s provision of the adventure activities from a safety auditor; and

(b)

pass the safety audit; and

(c)

provide the safety auditor with the following information:

(i)

the operator’s full name:

(ii)

a description of the adventure activities that the operator provides:

(iii)

the address of each place of work at which the operator provides the adventure activities:

(iv)

if the operator provides the adventure activities through a business or another operation, any legal name or trading name of the business or operation.

(2)

A safety auditor who conducts a safety audit under subclause (1) must—

(a)

audit the operator for compliance with the 1 or more safety audit standards that apply to the activities; and

(b)

give written notice to the operator of whether the operator passed the audit and, if the operator failed the audit, the reasons for the failure.

(3)

If the adventure activity operator passes the safety audit, the safety auditor must—

(a)

issue a safety audit certificate to the operator that specifies—

(i)

the adventure activities that were audited; and

(ii)

the period for which the audit is valid, which must not exceed 3 years; and

(iii)

the conditions (if any) to which the certificate is subject; and

(b)

promptly provide to the Registrar a copy of the safety audit certificate and any other information needed for the operator to be registered; and

(c)

pay to the Registrar, on demand, any fee payable under regulation 17(4) for registration of the operator for the period for which the audit is valid.

(4)

A safety auditor may issue a safety audit certificate subject to any conditions—

(a)

that the auditor considers are required to maintain the safety of the adventure activities; and

(b)

that are consistent with the 1 or more safety audit standards that apply to the activities.

(5)

Registration may be renewed under this regulation and regulation 7 as if it were a new registration.

Compare: SR 2011/367 r 5