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

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Corporate major accident prevention policy

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7.—(1) This regulation applies only to a duty holder which is a body corporate or unincorporate.

(2) The duty holder shall prepare in writing a policy (referred to in these Regulations as the “corporate major accident prevention policy”) which—

(a)establishes the overall aims and arrangements for controlling the risk of a major accident and how those aims are to be achieved and those arrangements put into effect by the officers of the duty holder;

(b)covers the duty holder’s installations—

(i)in external waters; and

(ii)outside the European Union.

(3) The corporate major accident prevention policy shall address at least the particulars set out in Schedule 2 and shall be prepared in accordance with the matters set out in Schedule 3.

(4) The corporate major accident prevention policy may in addition outline the commitment of the duty holder to mechanisms for effective tripartite consultation.

(5) An operator, in preparing a corporate major accident prevention policy, shall take account of the operator’s primary responsibility for, among other things, the control of risks of a major accident that are a result of the operator’s operations and for continuously improving control of those risks so as to ensure a high level of protection at all times.

(6) A duty holder shall—

(a)implement the corporate major accident prevention policy throughout its offshore oil and gas operations; and

(b)set up appropriate monitoring arrangements to assure effectiveness of the policy.

(7) In this regulation and Schedule 2, “officer of the duty holder” in relation to—

(a)a body corporate, other than a limited liability partnership, means a director or secretary;

(b)a limited liability partnership, means a member;

(c)a partnership or a limited partnership, means a partner of that partnership or limited partnership; and

(d)a body unincorporate (other than a partnership or limited partnership), means a member of the body.

(8) In paragraph (7)(a) “director” has the meaning given in section 250 of the Companies Act 2006(1).

(9) In this regulation (but not this paragraph) a reference to a duty holder or operator includes a reference to a well operator.

(10) Paragraph (2)(b) does not apply to a well operator.

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2006 c. 46, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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