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

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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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34.—(1) The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland 1997(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2(1) (Interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “the Executive” insert —

“external waters” means the territorial sea adjacent to Northern Ireland and any area designated by order under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964;;

(b)after the definition of “factory” insert —

“internal waters” means tidal waters and parts of the sea in or adjacent to Northern Ireland up to the landward limits of the territorial sea;;

(c)in the definition of “responsible person” subparagraph (vi)—

(i)substitute “relevant waters” with “internal waters”; and

(ii)after “the Petroleum Act 1998)” insert “and in relation to external waters, means an offshore licensee as defined in regulation 2(1) of the Offshore Petroleum Licensing (Offshore Safety Directive) Regulations 2015”.

(3) In regulation 3 (notification and reporting of injuries and dangerous occurrences)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(ii), after “10 days” insert “or, in the case of an incident falling within paragraph (3), within 10 working days of the incident”; and

(b)after paragraph (2) insert—

(3) A reportable incident falls within this paragraph if it relates to a dangerous occurrence of a class specified in—

(a)paragraph 13 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 in relation to an offshore workplace; or

(b)Part 5 of that Schedule.

(4) For the purposes of—

(a)paragraph (1)(ii), “working day” means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in any part of Northern Ireland; and

(b)paragraph (3), “offshore workplace” has the meaning given in regulation 2(1)..

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