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The Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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6.—(1) An employer shall provide each employee of that employer who is exposed to a risk of injury at work from medical sharps with information on the matters specified in Schedule 1.

(2) In complying with paragraph (1) the employer shall cooperate with worker representatives in that employer’s undertaking in developing and promoting the information specified in Schedule 1.

(3) In paragraph (2), “worker representatives” means any—

(a)safety representatives within the meaning of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(1); or

(b)representatives of employee safety within the meaning of the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2).

(4) An employer shall provide each employee of that employer who is exposed to a risk of injury at work from medical sharps with training on the matters specified in Schedule 2 to the extent that those matters are relevant to the type of work carried out by that employee.

(1)

S.R. 1979 No. 437, amended by S.R. 1996 No. 511; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(2)

S.R. 1996 No. 511, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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