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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 96 (C. 12)

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Health and Safety at Work (1998 Order) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

Made

5th March 1999

The Department of Economic Development, in exercise of the power conferred on it by Article 1(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Health and Safety at Work (1998 Order) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 is 1st April 1999.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on

L.S.

John J. L. Francey

Assistant Secretary

5th March 1999.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order brings into operation on 1st April 1999 the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (“the 1998 Order”) (Article 2).

The 1998 Order amends the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9), by—

(a)renaming the Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland as the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland;

(b)providing for the Executive to enforce the provisions of that Order of 1978; and

(c)providing for the Executive to provide the employment medical advisory service.