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The Transport of Explosives (Safety Advisers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Duty to appoint safety advisers

4.—(1) An employer shall not transport explosives by road, rail or inland waterway unless—

(a)he has appointed a person as a safety adviser for the purpose of advising him as to health, safety and environmental matters in connection with the transport of those explosives by the mode or modes of transport concerned; and

(b)that safety adviser has functions and duties, which relate to that mode of transport and those explosives.

(2) A self-employed person may appoint himself as a safety adviser under paragraph (1).

(3) Where an employer appoints more than one individual in accordance with paragraph (1), he shall make arrangements for ensuring adequate co-operation between them.

(4) The employer shall ensure that the number of individuals appointed under paragraph (1) is sufficient to ensure that their functions and duties can be carried out effectively.

(5) The employer shall ensure that the time available for any safety adviser, whom he appoints, and the means at his disposal to fulfil his functions and duties are adequate having regard to those functions and duties.

(6) The employer shall provide any safety adviser whom he appoints with adequate information and facilities for the performance of his functions and duties.

(7) Where two or more persons are together carrying on business in partnership, it shall be sufficient compliance with paragraph (1) if one of them complies with it and each partner ensures that a safety adviser has been appointed by one of them.

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