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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Pipelines or pipeline works

14.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any of the following incidents in respect of a pipeline or pipeline works—

(a)the uncontrolled or accidental escape of anything from, or inrush of anything into, a pipeline, which has the potential to cause the death of, major injury or damage to the health of any person or which results in the pipeline being shut down for more than 24 hours;

(b)the unintentional ignition of anything in a pipeline or of anything which, immediately before it was ignited, was in a pipeline;

(c)any damage to any part of a pipeline which has the potential to cause the death of, major injury or damage to the health of any person or which results in the pipeline being shut down for more than 24 hours;

(d)any substantial and unintentional change in the position of a pipeline requiring immediate attention to safeguard the integrity or safety of a pipeline;

(e)any unintentional change in the subsoil or seabed in the vicinity of a pipeline which has the potential to affect the integrity or safety of a pipeline;

(f)any failure of any pipeline isolation device, equipment or system which has the potential to cause the death of, major injury or damage to the health of any person or which results in the pipeline being shut down for more than 24 hours; or

(g)any failure of equipment involved with pipeline works which has the potential to cause the death of, major injury or damage to the health of any person.

(2) This paragraph shall not apply where the pipeline is—

(a)of a type described in regulation 3(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the Pipelines Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1) (“the Pipelines Regulations”);

(b)part of a pipeline for supplying gas which is downstream of an emergency control (“gas” and “emergency control” having the meaning given by regulation 3(5) of the Pipelines Regulations); or

(c)of a type described in Schedule 1 to the Pipeline Regulations.

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