Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Short title and commencement.

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1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 .

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be appointed therefor by order or orders of the Minister either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act and an order under this subsection may provide for the commencement of section 4(2) upon different days as respects different existing enactments and different provisions of existing enactments.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2016) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Repeals) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 519 of 2015).

2. The 1st day of January 2016 is appointed as the day on which section 4 (2) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005) comes into operation, insofar as it relates to the following provisions of existing enactments:

(a) section 86 of the Factories Act 1955 (No. 10 of 1955), and

(b) section 24 of the Safety in Industry Act 1980 (No. 9 of 1980).

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2013) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 446 of 2012).

2. The 1st day of January 2013 is appointed as the day on which section 4(2), insofar as it relates to the following existing enactments comes into operation:

(a) the Boiler Explosions Act 1882,

(b) the Boiler Explosions Act 1890, and

(c) sections 40, 41, 42 and 43 of the Factories Act 1955.

E3

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.2008) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Quarries) (Repeals and Revocations) (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 29 of 2008).

2. The first day of May 2008 is appointed as the day on which section 4(2) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005) shall come into operation for the purpose of—

(a) repealing the Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 (No. 7 of 1965) in so far as that Act relates to quarries, and

(b) revoking all orders, regulations and rules made under that Act in so far as they relate to quarries.

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2007) by Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act 2005 (Repeals)(Commencement) Order 2007 ( S.I. No. 300 of 2007).

2. Section 4 (2) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005) shall, in so far as it applies to sections 33, 34, 35, 115 and 116 of the Factories Act 1955 (No. 10 of 1955) and sections 28 and 29 of the Safety in Industry Act 1980 (No. 9 of 1980), come into operation on 1 November 2007.

E5

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.09.2005) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 328 of 2005).

2. The 1 September 2005 is appointed as the day on which the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, except the provisions of section 4(2) other than as that subsection applies to the repeal of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (No 7 of 1989), shall come into operation.