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The Explosives in Harbour Areas Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application

  3. PART II ENTRY OF EXPLOSIVES INTO HARBOUR AREAS

    1. 4.Notice of entry of explosives

    2. 5.Harbour master’s powers of prohibition, removal and regulation relating to explosives

    3. 6.Need for an explosives licence

    4. 7.Applications for explosives licences

    5. 8.Consideration of licence applications

  4. PART III MARKING AND NAVIGATION OF VESSELS

    1. 9.Flags and lights to be displayed by vessels

    2. 10.Vessels to keep a safe distance from moored or anchored vessels displaying the flag or light required by regulation 9,

    3. 11.Marking of barges

    4. 12.Control of harbour craft

    5. 13.Provision and else of radios

    6. 14.Anchoring and mooring of vessels

    7. 15.Mobility of vessels

  5. PART IV SAFETY AND SECURITY OF EXPLOSIVES

    1. 16.General duties of persons handling explosives

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

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

    4. 19.Deteriorated explosives

    5. 20.Electro-explosive devices

    6. 21.Security of explosives

    7. 22.Vessels and vehicles loaded with explosives to be taken out of harbours and harbour areas

    8. 23.Harbour craft carrying explosives not to carry passengers

    9. 24.Records to be kept

  6. PART V PACKAGING AND LABELLING

    1. 25.Freight containers

    2. 26.Receptacles

    3. 27.Labelling

  7. PART VI EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS AND UNTOWARD INCIDENTS

    1. 28.Preparation of emergency plans by harbour authorities

    2. 29.Emergency arrangements at berths

    3. 30.Untoward incidents

  8. PART VII STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES

    1. 31.Application of this Part

    2. 32.Storage of freight containers and receptacles containing explosives

    3. 33.Parking of road vehicles carrying explosives

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

    1. 34.Power of a statutory harbour authority to make byelaws

    2. 35.Enforcement of these Regulations

    3. 36.Defence in proceedings for contravening these Regulations or byelaws

    4. 37.Power to grant exemptions from these Regulations

    5. 38.Repeals, revocations, modifications and savings

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      THE CLASSIFICATION OF AND HAZARD WARNING SIGNS FOR EXPLOSIVES

      1. PART I TABLE OF CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES, CLASSIFICATIONS AND HAZARD WARNING SIGNS

      2. PART II SPECIFICATION OF HAZARD WARNING SIGNS

        1. 1.The hazard warning sign to be affixed to a freight...

        2. 2.Each hazard warning sign shall be in the form of...

        3. 3.Hazard warning signs to be affixed to a freight container...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      LIST OF SPECIFIED EXPLOSIVES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FLAG INDICATING THAT A VESSEL IS CARRYING EXPLOSIVES

      1. PART I SHAPE AND COLOUR OF FLAG

        1. 1.The shape of the flag shall be as shown in...

        2. 2.The flag shall be red in colour.

      2. PART II MATERIAL AND SIZE OF FLAG ON VESSELS WITH A MAST

        1. 1.The flag shall be made of fabric

        2. 2.The side of the flag marked “a” on the diagram...

      3. PART III MATERIAL AND SIZE OF FLAG ON VESSELS WITHOUT A MAST

        1. 1.The flag shall be made of metal.

        2. 2.The side of the flag marked “a” on the diagram...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      HAZARD WARNING PANELS

      1. 1.Form and colour of hazard warning panels

      2. 2.Any reference in paragraph 3 of this Schedule to a...

      3. 3.Information about explosives on a barge

      4. 4.Specification for hazard warning panels

      5. 5.Colour of hazard warning panels and labels

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      PROVISIONS RELATING TO BYELAWS

      1. 1.In this Schedule, “byelaws” means byelaws made by a statutory...

      2. 2.Byelaws shall be made under the common seal of the...

      3. 3.At least one month before application for confirmation of the...

      4. 4.For at least one month before application for confirmation is...

      5. 5.The Department of the Environment may confirm, with or without...

      6. 6.The Department of the Environment shall not under the foregoing...

      7. 7.A copy of the byelaws, when confirmed, shall be printed...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      PROCEDURE FOR EXPLOSIVES LICENCE APPLICATIONS

      1. 1.An application for an explosives licence or for any alteration...

      2. 2.On receipt of an application, the Secretary of State may...

      3. 3.A notice published pursuant to paragraph 2 shall state that...

      4. 4.Within the time for comment or objection the applicant shall...

      5. 5.After the time for comment or objection has passed the...

      6. 6.Where the applicant for a licence or amending licence is...

  11. Explanatory Note

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