Search Legislation

The Offshore, and Pipelines, Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the The Offshore, and Pipelines, Safety (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, Section 4. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

Application of Part II of 1978 Order for other purposesN.I.

4.—(1) The general purposes of Part II of the 1978 Order shall include—

(a)securing the proper construction and safe operation of pipe-lines and preventing damage to them;

(b)securing that, in the event of the accidental escape or ignition of anything in a pipe-line, immediate notice of the event is given to persons who will or may have to discharge duties or take steps in consequence of the happening of the event; and

(c)protecting the public from personal injury, fire, explosions and other dangers arising from the transmission, distribution, supply or use of gas;

and that Part shall have effect as if the provisions mentioned in paragraph (3) were existing statutory provisions within the meaning of that Part and, in the case of the provisions mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph, were specified in the third column of Schedule 1 to that Order.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1) of Article 17 of the 1978 Order (health and safety regulations), regulations under that Article may—

(a)repeal or modify any of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (3); and

(b)make any provision which, but for any such repeal or modification, could be made by regulations made under any provision mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph.

(3) The provisions referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) are—

[F1(a)in the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, Articles 50 to 54, 56 to 58,60,64 and 65, Part IV (so far as relating to any of those Articles) and Schedules 4 and 5;]

(b)the provisions of any regulations made or having effect under any enactment mentioned in sub-paragraph (a).

(4) In this Article—

“gas”[F1 has the same meaning as in Part III of the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996];

“pipe-line” means a pipe (together with any apparatus and works associated with it), or system of pipes (together with any apparatus and works associated with it), for the conveyance of any thing other than air, water, water vapour or steam, not being—

(a)a drain or sewer; or

(b)a pipe or system of pipes constituting or comprised in apparatus for heating or cooling or for domestic purposes; or

(c)a pipe or system of pipes on the site of any operations or works to which certain provisions of the Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 M1 apply by virtue of section 125(1) (building operations and works of engineering construction) of that Act; or

(d)a pipe or system of pipes wholly situate within the boundaries of an agricultural unit and designed for use for purposes of agriculture; or

(e)a pipe or system of pipes wholly situate in premises used for the purposes of education or research; or

(f)a pneumatic dispatch-tube.

(5) For the purposes of the definition of “pipe-line” in paragraph (4), the following apparatus and works, and no other, shall be treated as being associated with a pipe, or system of pipes, namely,—

(a)apparatus for inducing or facilitating the flow of any thing through, or through a part of, the pipe or system;

(b)valves, valve chambers, manholes, inspection pits and similar works, being works annexed to, or incorporated in the course of, the pipe or system;

(c)apparatus for supplying energy for the operation of any such apparatus or works as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) or (b);

(d)apparatus for the transmission of information for the operation of the pipe or system;

(e)apparatus for the cathodic protection of the pipe or system;

(f)a structure for the exclusive support of a part of the pipe or system.

(6) In paragraph (4)(d)—

“agriculture” includes dairy farming, the production of any consumable produce which is grown for sale or for consumption or other use for the purposes of a trade or business or of any other undertaking (whether carried on for profit or not), and the use of land as grazing, meadow or pasture land or orchard or osier land or woodland or for market gardens or nursery grounds;

“agricultural unit” means land which is occupied as a unit for agricultural purposes.

Annotations: Help about Annotation
Close

Annotations are used to give authority for changes and other effects on the legislation you are viewing and to convey editorial information. They appear at the foot of the relevant provision or under the associated heading. Annotations are categorised by annotation type, such as F-notes for textual amendments and I-notes for commencement information (a full list can be found in the Editorial Practice Guide). Each annotation is identified by a sequential reference number. For F-notes, M-notes and X-notes, the number also appears in bold superscript at the relevant location in the text. All annotations contain links to the affecting legislation.

F11996 NI 2

Marginal Citations

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources