|Name:||The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) Regulations 2009 (2009 No. 693).|
|Subject(s):||Occupational safety and health|
|Type of legislation:||Regulation, Decree, Ordinance|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line Legislation.gov.uk, National Archives, United Kingdom PDF (consulted on 2014-01-14)
|Abstract/Citation:||These Regulations amend five sets of Regulations and revoke a number of old Regulations concerning mines (regulation 3 and Schedule 1).
- The maximum period of validity of an explosives certificate under the Control of Explosives Regulations 1991 (S.I. 1991/1531) is now extended to five years. The definition of chief officer of police is changed so that it is linked to statutory provisions and the power to delegate the chief office of police's functions under those Regulations is now provided for in a separate provision.
- The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/494) are amended so that the Health and Safety Executive is the enforcing authority for the storage of ammonium nitrate blasting intermediate.
- The amendment to the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/2831) reflects a change of address at which copies are to be maintained of the register as regards Great Britain of notifications of activities involving genetic modification of micro-organisms.
- The Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005. The period for which a registration may be granted by the Executive, or a chief officer of police, is extended to five years; but if the applicant has an explosive certificate, the period is to be up to the expiry date of that certificate. The requirement of regulation 13 of the 2005 Regulations for local authority assent before a licence may be granted is disapplied in two cases. Firstly, where the application is for a licence to follow a licence which was granted to follow a ¿deemed licence¿ within the meaning of the 2005 Regulations and, secondly, where the police are applying for a licence to manufacture explosives for their operational purposes or training in those purposes. In those cases, the requirements of regulation 5(1) of the 2005 Regulations as to separation distances are also disapplied. Regulation 16 of the 2005 Regulations is amended so that a licensing authority may vary a registration. Regulation 20 of the 2005 Regulations now provides that a transfer of a licence or a registration is to be refused if the licensing authority is of the opinion that the applicant is not a fit person to store or manufacture explosives, as the case may be. A new regulation 25A is added, placing a duty on manufacturers, importers and suppliers of pyrotechnic articles to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the net mass of explosive in the article does not exceed the amount they have specified on the article, its packaging or its accompanying document (paragraph 4 of Schedule 1).
- Amends Schedule 1 of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 to fully implementing Article 6(1) of Directive 2003/10/EC (OJ No. L42, 15.2.2003, p.38) on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (noise)
- The revocations in Schedule 2 are of regulations, many of them special regulations for the purposes of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954, governing mines which have either been closed permanently or where the mechanical systems which were once used in them, and which the regulations concern, are no longer used.