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Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2000.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 1972 Order” means the Employer’s Liability (Defective Equipment and Compulsory Insurance) (Northern Ireland) Order 1972;

“associated structure” means, in relation to an offshore installation, a vessel, aircraft or hovercraft attendant on the installation or any floating structure used in connection with the installation;

“company” has the same meaning as in Article 3 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(1);

“the Executive” means the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland;

“inspector” means an inspector duly authorised by the Executive under Article 8(2)(b) of the 1972 Order(2);

“offshore installation” has the same meaning as in the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (Management and Administration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995;

“relevant employee” means an employee—

(a)

who is ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom; or

(b)

who, though not ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, has been employed on or from an offshore installation or associated structure for a continuous period of not less than 7 days; or

(c)

who, though not ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland, is present in Northern Ireland in the course of employment for a continuous period of not less than 14 days; and

“subsidiary” has the same meaning as in Article 4(3) of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

(2)

Article 8(2)(b) of the 1972 Order was amended by S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18), Article 6(1) and Schedule 1

(3)

Article 4 of S.I. 1986/1032 (N.I. 6) was substituted by Article 62 of S.I. 1990/1504 (N.I. 10)

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