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The Control of Explosives Precursors etc. Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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1.—(1) In this Schedule—N.I.

activity” includes, unless the context otherwise requires, a diving project and standing a vessel by;

diving project” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 2(1) of the Diving at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 F1 save that it includes an activity in which a person takes part as a diver wearing an atmospheric pressure suit and without breathing in air or other gas at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure;

gas importation and storage zone” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(5) of the Energy Act 2008 F2, and “within a gas importation and storage zone” includes over and under it;

offshore installation” is to be construed in accordance with paragraph 2(2) and (3);

supplementary unit” means a fixed or floating structure, other than a vessel, for providing energy, information or substances to an offshore installation; and

vessel” includes a hovercraft and any floating structure which is capable of being navigated.

(2) For the purposes of this Schedule, any structures and devices on top of a well are to be treated as forming part of the well.

(3) Any reference in this Schedule to premises and activities includes a reference to any person, article or substance on those premises or engaged in, or, as the case may be, used or for use in connection with any such activity, but does not include a reference to an aircraft which is airborne.

F1S.R. 2005 No.45, as amended by S.R. 2007 No.247.

F22008 c. 32; section 1(5) is amended by paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23).

F3S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9). “Executive” was substituted for “Agency” throughout the Order by S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18). Article 3 defines the “general purposes of” Part II, which in turn defines the scope of the power to make health and safety regulations in article 17(1). The general purposes of Part II, as defined in Article 3, were extended by Articles 3(1) and 4(1) of S.I. 1992/1728 (N.I. 17) to cover certain activities relating to offshore installations and pipe-lines. Article 17(6)(e) was revoked by Schedule 4 to the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 (c. 20). Article 55 was amended by S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18).

F4S.I. 2010/976. Paragraph 4(1)(b) of Schedule 12 enables the Secretary of State to make regulations under the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 for purposes connected with any reserved matter falling within paragraph 12 or 20 of Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47). By paragraph 4(3) and (4) of Schedule 12 to S.I. 2010/976, the Secretary of State's powers under the 1978 Order to make orders or regulations is exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1573 (N.I. 12), and any orders and regulations are subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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