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

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Regulations 5(1), 6, 7(6) and 9(2)

SCHEDULE 2Functions of safety advisers

The functions of safety advisers shall include in particular the following—

(a)monitoring compliance with the rules governing the transport of explosives;

(b)advising the employer on the transport of explosives;

(c)ensuring that an annual report to the employer is prepared on the activities of the employer concerning the transport of explosives;

(d)monitoring the following practices and procedures relating to the activities of the employer which concern the transport of explosives—

(i)the procedures for compliance with the rules governing the identification of explosives being transported,

(ii)the practice of the employer in taking into account, when purchasing means of transport, any special requirements in connection with the explosives to be transported,

(iii)the procedures for checking the equipment used in connection with the transport of explosives,

(iv)proper training of the employer’s employees and the maintenance of records of such training,

(v)the implementation of proper emergency procedures in the event of any accident or incident that may affect safety during the transport of explosives,

(vi)the investigation of and, where appropriate, preparation of reports on serious accidents, incidents or serious infringements recorded during the transport of explosives,

(vii)the implementation of appropriate measures to avoid the recurrence of accidents, incidents or serious infringements,

(viii)taking account of the legal prescriptions and special requirements for the transportation of explosives in the choice and use of sub-contractors or third parties,

(ix)verification that employees involved in the transport of explosives have detailed operational procedures and instructions,

(x)the introduction of measures to increase awareness of the risks inherent in the transport of explosives,

(xi)the implementation of verification procedures to ensure the presence on board the means of transport of the documents and safety equipment which must accompany transport and the compliance of such documents and equipment with health and safety regulations, and

(xii)the implementation of verification procedures to ensure compliance with legislation governing loading and unloading of explosives.

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