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The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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8.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this paragraph shall apply within a renewable energy zone to and in relation to—

(a)the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, maintenance, cleaning, use, operation, demolition and dismantling of any energy structure or related structure, or any preparation for any such activity;

(b)the transfer of people or goods between a vessel or aircraft and an energy structure or related structure;

(c)the loading, unloading, fuelling or provisioning of a vessel;

(d)the operation of a cable for transmitting electricity from an energy structure or related structure to shore;

(e)a diving project associated with any of the works mentioned in heads (a) to (d) of this sub-paragraph.

(2) This paragraph shall not apply—

(a)to a case where paragraph 2, 3, 4 or 5 applies; or

(b)to vessels which are registered outside the United Kingdom and are on passage through the renewable energy zone.

(3) In this paragraph—

“related structure” means a structure, not being in any case a vessel, related to an energy structure, including—

(a)

a structure for converting energy produced by an energy structure into a form suitable for transmission to shore; and

(b)

a structure mainly for the provision of accommodation for persons carrying out work activities in relation to an energy structure or related structure;

“renewable energy zone” means any area designated by order under section 84(4) of the Energy Act 2004(1) and “within a renewable energy zone” includes over and under it.

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