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Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “dangerous substance”

    4. 4.Meaning of “operator”

    5. 5.Application of these Regulations

  3. PART II ENTRY OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES INTO HARBOUR AREAS

    1. 6.Notice of entry of dangerous substances

    2. 7.Harbour master’s powers of prohibition, removal and regulation relating to dangerous substances

  4. PART III MARKING AND NAVIGATION OF VESSELS

    1. 8.Flags and lights to be displayed by ,vessels

    2. 9.Regulations 6 and 8 not to apply to certain ferry-boats

    3. 10.Vessels to keep a safe distance from moored or anchored vessels displaying the flag or light required by regulation 8

    4. 11.Marking of barges

    5. 12.Control of harbour craft

    6. 13.Provision and use of radios

    7. 14.Anchoring and mooring of vessels

    8. 15.Mobility of vessels

  5. PART IV HANDLING DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

    1. 16.General duties of persons handling dangerous substances

    2. 17.Additional duties of employers, self-employed persons and berth operators

    3. 18.Precautions to be taken against fire or explosion

  6. PART V LIQUID DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES IN BULK

    1. 19.Fitness of vessels

    2. 20.Permission for transfer between vessels

    3. 21.Safety precautions for loading, unloading or transfer

    4. 22.Certain operations on vessels forbidden without prior permission

  7. PART VI PACKAGING AND LABELLING

    1. 23.Freight containers

    2. 24.Portable tanks and receptacles

    3. 25.Labelling

  8. PART VII EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS AND UNTOWARD INCIDENTS

    1. 26.Preparation of emergency plans by harbour authorities

    2. 27.Emergency arrangements at berths

    3. 28.Untoward incidents

  9. PART VIII STORAGE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

    1. 29.Application of this Part

    2. 30.Storage tanks

    3. 31.Storage of freight containers, portable tanks and receptacles containing dangerous substances

    4. 32.Parking of road vehicles carrying dangerous substances

  10. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 33.Power of a district council to make bye-laws

    2. 34.Enforcement of these Regulations

    3. 35.Defence in proceedings for contravening these Regulations or bye-laws

    4. 36.Power to grant exemptions from these Regulations

    5. 37.Repeals, revocations, modifications and savings

  11. Signature

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. 1

      The classification of and hazard warning signs for dangerous substances.

    2. 2

      Examples of substances and articles not to be treated as being in Class 4.2 (spontaneously combustible substances).

    3. 3

      List of specified dangerous substances.

    4. 4

      Flag indicating that a vessel is carrying a dangerous substance.

    5. 5

      Hazard warning panels.

    6. 6

      Provisions relating to bye-laws.

    7. 7

      Repeals, revocations and savings.

  13. Explanatory Note

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