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THE RAILWAYS (SAFETY MANAGEMENT) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2006

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Revocation of safety authorisation

14.—(1) The Department shall revoke a safety authorisation if it is satisfied that the holder is no longer satisfying the conditions of that safety authorisation and there is a significant risk arising as a result.

(2) In this regulation, “conditions” means—

(a)any part of the requirements relating to the safety management system referred to in regulation 4(4) in relation to an operation carried out on any railway;

(b)that the provisions adopted by the applicant are sufficient to meet any requirements that are necessary for the safe design, maintenance and operation of the infrastructure.

(3) Before revoking any safety authorisation, the Department shall—

(a)notify the holder that—

(i)it is considering revoking that safety authorisation and the reasons why;

(ii)within a period specified in the notice, which shall be not less than 28 days, the holder may make representations in writing to the Department or, if the holder so requests, may make oral representations to the Department; and

(b)consider any representations which are duly made and not withdrawn.

(4) Where the Department revokes a safety authorisation, it shall send to the holder with the notice of revocation a statement of the reasons why.

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