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The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Meaning of “work” and “at work” and modification of the 1978 Order

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4.—(1) For the purpose of these Regulations and Part I of the 1978 Order, the meaning of “work” shall be extended to include any contained use and the meaning of “at work” shall be extended accordingly.

(2) Articles 4(1), (2) and (3) and 8 of the 1978 Order shall be modified in relation to contained use as follows—

(a)those Articles have effect as if a reference to —

(i)an employer includes a reference to an educational establishment providing a course of study; and

(ii)an employee includes a reference to a student undertaking contained use in that educational establishment to the extent that the contained use is under the control of that educational establishment.

(3) Article 5(2) of the 1978 Order shall be modified in relation to contained use so as to have effect as if the reference in that Article—

(a)to a self-employed person were a reference to any person (except a student) undertaking contained use who is not an employer or an employee; and

(b)to that person’s undertaking includes a reference to that contained use.

(4) In this regulation—

“educational establishment” means a university, college, school or similar educational or technical institute; and

“student” means any person studying at an educational establishment.

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