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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2017 No. 156

Health And Safety

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Made

15th August 2017

Coming into operation

31st October 2017

The Department for the Economy being the Department concerned(1), makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 17(1) to (5) and paragraphs 9 and 13 of Schedule 3 to the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(2) (“the 1978 Order”).

The Regulations give effect without modifications to proposals submitted to it by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland under Article 13(1A)(3) of the 1978 Order after the Executive had carried out consultations in accordance with Article 46(3)(4).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Health and Safety (First-Aid) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 and shall come into operation on 31st October 2017.

Amendment to the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982

2.  For regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland)1982(5) (duty of employer to make provision for first-aid), substitute—

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), an employer shall provide, or ensure that there is provided, such number of suitable persons as is adequate and appropriate in the circumstances for rendering first-aid to his employees if they are injured or become ill at work; and for this purpose a person shall not be suitable unless he has undergone such training and has such qualifications as may be appropriate in the circumstances of that case..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for the Economy on 15th August 2017

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Chris Stewart

A senior officer of the Department for the Economy

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 (“the 1982 Regulations”).

Regulation 2 amends regulation 3(2) of the 1982 Regulations to remove the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland to approve the training and qualification of appointed first-aid personnel.

A regulatory impact assessment has not been completed in respect of these Regulations as the costs and benefits associated with the proposals have been assessed as negligible.

(1)

Formerly the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; see 2016 c. 5, section 1(3); that Department was formerly the Department of Economic Development; see S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1), Article 3(5); that Department was formerly the Department of Manpower Services, see S.I. 1982/846 (N.I. 11), Article 3

(2)

See Article 2(2) of S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

(3)

Article 13(1) was substituted by S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18), Article 4

(4)

Article 46(3) was amended by S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18), Article 6(1) and Schedule 1, paragraphs 8 and 18

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