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Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991

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

17.—(1) The employer of a person engaged in the handling of a dangerous substance shall—

(a)ensure that that employee is provided with such information, instruction, training and supervision as are necessary to ensure his health and safety and to enable him to perform any operation in which he is involved with due regard to the health and safety of others;

(b)provide that employee, where necessary, with adequate safety equipment and protective clothing; and

(c)keep a record of the training received by that employee in accordance with this paragraph while that employee is in his employment and on request by that employee give a copy of that record to him.

(2) A self-employed person engaged in the handling of a dangerous substance shall ensure that—

(a)he has such information, instruction, training and supervision as are necessary to ensure his health and safety and to enable him to perform any operation in which he is involved with due regard to the health and safety of others; and

(b)he has, where necessary, adequate safety equipment and protective clothing.

(3) The operator of a berth where any dangerous substance is loaded or unloaded shall ensure that—

(a)the handling of dangerous substances on the berth is adequately supervised; and

(b)persons present on the berth are provided with such information and instruction as are necessary to ensure their health and safety and to enable them to perform any operation in which they are involved with due regard to the health and safety of others.

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