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Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Material by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Part VIISecurity Measures and Emergency Arrangements

Safe carriage and security

30.  Every person engaged in the carriage of radioactive material shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that—

(a)nothing is done during that carriage to create a significant risk or significantly increase any existing risk to the health or safety of any person; and

(b)unauthorised access to the radioactive material is prevented.

Marshalling and formation of trains

31.  The operator of a train which is being used for the carriage of radioactive material shall ensure that all necessary precautions are taken during the marshalling or formation of that train to prevent the creation of a significant risk or the significant increase of any existing risk to the health or safety of any person.

Prevention of fire, explosion and leakage

32.  A person shall not cause or permit anything to be done which is liable to create a significant risk or significantly increase any existing risk of a fire, an explosion or a leakage whilst that material is being carried.

Emergency arrangements

33.  Each train operator, facility owner and infrastructure controller shall—

(a)draw up and, where appropriate, give effect to such safety systems and procedures as will adequately deal with any emergency involving radioactive material—

(i)being carried by the relevant train,

(ii)present at the relevant railway facility, or

(iii)present on the relevant railway track; and

(b)co-operate with each other as to ensure effective co-ordination of their respective safety systems and procedures.

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