Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Interpretation.

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2. (1) In these Regulations:

“Act” means the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005);

F1 [ group 2 biological agent has the meaning assigned to it by Regulation 2 of the Regulations of 2013;

group 3 biological agent has the meaning assigned to it by Regulation 2 of the Regulations of 2013;

group 4 biological agent has the meaning assigned to it by Regulation 2 of the Regulations of 2013; ]

“lifting equipment” means work equipment for lifting, lowering loads or pile driving, and includes anything used for anchoring, fixing or supporting such equipment;

“personal protective equipment” means all equipment designed to be worn or held by an employee for protection against one or more hazards likely to endanger the employee's safety and health at work, and includes any additions and accessories to the equipment, if so designed, but does not include—

(a) ordinary working clothes and uniforms not specifically designed to protect the safety and health of an employee,

(b) personal protective equipment for the purposes of road transport,

(c) sports equipment,

(d) self-defence equipment or deterrent equipment, or

(e) portable devices for detecting and signalling risks and nuisances;

“public road” means a road the responsibility for the maintenance of which lies on a road authority;

F1 [ Regulations of 2013 means the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 ( S.I. No. 572 of 2013 ); ]

“road authority” means a county council, a city council or a town council (within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001 (No. 37 of 2001)) other than the council of a town mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 6 to that Act;

“work equipment” means any machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work.

(2) An employer shall ensure that, where activities mentioned in sections 6 and 11(5) of the Act are being carried out, the safety, health and welfare of the employer's employees are protected as far as possible, taking account of the relevant statutory provisions.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of section 19 of the Act, an employer shall, in identifying hazards and assessing risks under that section, take account of particular risks if any, affecting employees working alone at the place of work or working in isolation at remote locations.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to provisions encompassed in the generality of the Act shall be without prejudice to the requirements of those provisions in the Act.

Annotations

Amendments:

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Inserted (18.02.2016) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 70 of 2016), reg. 3.