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The Carriage of Explosives by Rail Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Information, instruction and training for train crews and other persons connected with the carriage of explosives

13.—(1) The operator of any train which is being used for the carriage of explosives shall ensure that those members of the crew of that train who have responsibilities in connection with the carriage of the explosives concerned have received adequate information, instruction and training to enable them to understand—

(a)the nature of the dangers to which the explosives being carried may give rise and the action which they should take in an emergency concerning them; and

(b)their duties under these Regulations and Articles 8 and 9 of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1).

(2) The train operator shall keep a record of any training received by members of a train crew pursuant to paragraph (1) whilst in his employment and shall make a copy of that record available to the crew members concerned.

(3) The infrastructure controller shall ensure that those of his employees who have responsibilities in connection with the carriage of explosives on his railway have received adequate information, instruction and training to enable them to understand—

(a)the nature of the dangers to which the explosives being carried may give rise and the action which they should take in an emergency concerning them; and

(b)their duties under these Regulations and Articles 8 and 9 of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978.

(4) The infrastructure controller shall keep a record of any training received by employees pursuant to paragraph (3) and shall make a copy of that record available to the employees concerned.

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S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9) as modified and amended

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