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Document ID (ISN)69637
CIS number 97-1084
ISBN(s) 0-11-064643-6
Year 1997
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1997 No.1713
Title Health and Safety - The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1997. 5p. Price: GBP 1.55.
Abstract These Regulations (coming into force: 28 Jan. 1998) give effects as respects Great Britain to certain points of Council Directive 92/57/EEC (CIS 93-1062). The principal effects of the Regulations are as follows: they prohibit entry into a confined space when the work there may be reasonably carried out by other means; they impose requirements regarding safe systems of work and the preparation and implementation of emergency rescue operations; and they provide for exemption certificates to be issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Certain ancient enacments, including Section 30 of the Factories Act 1961, are repealed.
Descriptors (primary) work in confined spaces; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) law
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces