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

Interpretation for Chapter 2.


27. In this Chapter:

“carrier” means the device by which persons or goods, or both, are supported in order to be lifted, lowered or moved;

“danger zone” means any zone within or around work equipment in which an employee is subject to a risk to his or her safety or health;

“EC declaration of conformity” refers to a declaration of conformity issued pursuant to Directive 98/37/EC 1 or Directive 2006/42/EC 2 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to machinery;

“exposed employee” means any employee wholly or partially in a danger zone;

“fishing vessel” means a vessel to which the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1999 ( S.I. No. 325 of 1999) apply;

F2 [ hoist or lift means a lifting machine which has its direction of movement restricted by a guide or guides but, for the purpose of this Chapter, does not include

( a ) a fork lift truck, order picker, self-propelled variable reach truck or similar type equipment,

( b ) platform lifts for use by persons with impaired mobility,

( c ) lifting equipment intended for lifting performers during artistic performances, or

( d ) lifting equipment fitted in means of transport; ]

“lifting accessories” include clamps and similar attachments, chain slings, rope slings, rings hooks, shackles, swivels, spreader beams, spreader frames and any other item placed between lifting equipment and the load or on the load in order to attach it, but excluding features of the load used for its lifting;

“load” includes a person;

“non-integrated cage or basket” means one which is not equipped with controls that control its movement;

“selection, installation and use of work equipment” means any activity involving work equipment, including starting or stopping the equipment, its use, transport, repair modification, maintenance and servicing and cleaning;

“thorough examination” includes testing if—

(a) a competent person considers it to be necessary for the purpose of the examination or

(b) testing is required pursuant to Regulation 52 and Schedule 1.




Substituted (12.11.2007) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 732 of 2007), reg. 2(a), in effect as per reg. 1(2).