Railway Safety Act 2005

Chapter 2





Inserted (1.07.2014) by European Union (Railway Safety) (Reporting and Investigation of Serious Accidents, Accidents and Incidents) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 258 of 2014), reg. 21(1)(e) and (k), in effect as per reg. 4(11) and notice in Iris Oifigiúil of 24 June 2014, p. 937.

Function of the Bureau in relation to analysis under Chapter.


96.—(1) The Bureau shall perform the functions assigned to it by this Chapter.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) , the Bureau shall arrange for—

( a) the receipt and analysis of specimens of blood and urine forwarded to the Bureau under this Part and the issue of reports on such analyses,

( b) the determination, in respect of such specimens, of the concentration of alcohol in the blood or urine and of the presence (if any) of a drug or drugs in the blood or urine, and

( c) the issue of certificates required under this Chapter to be issued by the Bureau.

(3) The Director shall exercise general supervision in relation to the performance by the Bureau of the functions assigned to it by or under this Chapter.

(4) No action or other legal proceedings lie (except in the case of wilful neglect or default) against the Director or any member, officer or employee of the Bureau by reason of, or arising out of, any analysis or determination under this Part.