Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Order of High Court as to use of place of work.

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71.—(1) Where the Authority or a person prescribed under section 33 , as the case may be, considers that the risk to the safety, health or welfare of persons is so serious that the use of a place of work or part of a place of work should be restricted or immediately prohibited until specified measures have been taken to reduce the risk to a reasonable level, the Authority or the person prescribed under section 33 may apply, ex parte, to the High Court for an order restricting or prohibiting the use of the place of work or part of a place of work accordingly.

(2) The Court may make any interim or interlocutory order that it considers appropriate.

(3) Any order made by the Court under this section shall have effect notwithstanding the terms of any permission given under any other enactment for the use of the place of work or part of the place of work to which the application under this section relates.

(4) On an application by any person for the revocation or variation of an order under subsection (1), the Authority or a person prescribed under section 33 , as appropriate, shall be entitled to be heard.