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The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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10.—(1) A verification scheme shall provide for the matters contained in Part 1 of Schedule 5.

(2) The duty holder shall—

(a)ensure that where tasks under a verification scheme are allocated by the verifier to personnel of the verifier they are appropriately allocated to personnel qualified to undertake them;

(b)make suitable arrangements for the communication of information between the duty holder and the verifier; and

(c)give the verifier suitable authority to carry out the functions under the verification scheme effectively.

(3) The duty holder shall ensure that—

(a)the verification scheme is reviewed as often as may be appropriate and, where necessary, revised or replaced by or in consultation with the verifier; and

(b)a note is made of any reservation expressed by the verifier in the course of drawing up the verification scheme.

(4) Where there is a material change to a design notification, a relocation notification, the safety case or a notification of combined operations the duty holder shall refer the material change to the verifier for further comment in accordance with the verification scheme.

(5) If the competent authority requests, the duty holder shall communicate the outcome of the referral of the material change to the competent authority.

(6) The duty holder shall ensure that the verification scheme is put into effect from the time it is established and that effect continues to be given to the scheme, or any revision or replacement of the scheme, while the installation remains in existence.

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