A number of health and safety (miscellaneous repeals, revocations and amendments) regulations have been reviewed and removed by parliament because they have been replaced by more up to date regulations and are now redundant and no longer beneficial in the workplace.
The changes will have no effect on current essential health and safety protections; their purpose is to simply make the legislative framework clearer and less complicated. These amendments are small part of a series of larger changes, that have the purpose of aiding employer’s comprehension of how to safely manage and maintain workplace risks.
The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 has been altered, so the HSE are striving to raise awareness of the changes, particularly with the small contractors in the construction industry. Their aim is to make sure that contactors understand the on-going requirement for employers to provide hard hats and make certain that they are worn on construction sites even after the head protection regulations are revoked.
The following measures have also been removed:
- Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922
- Gasholders (Record of Examinations) Order 1938
- Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960
- Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974
- Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922 (Exemptions) Regulations 1980
- Gasholders and Steam Boilers (Metrication) Regulations 1981
- Locomotives etc Regulations 1906 (Metrication) Regulations 1981
- Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances Regulations 1982
- Docks, Shipbuilding etc (Metrication) Regulations 1983
- Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989
- Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances (Amendment) Regulations 2002
- Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010
- Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes (Amendment) Regulations 2010