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The Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Duties of manufacturers etc of articles for use in work with ionising radiationF2F3F4F5F6N.I.

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32.—(1) In the case of articles for use at work, where that work is work with ionising radiation, Article 7(1) of the 1978 Order F1 (which imposes general duties on manufacturers etc. as regards articles and substances for use at work) is modified so that any duty imposed on any person by that Article includes a duty to ensure that any such article is so designed and constructed as to restrict so far as is reasonably practicable the extent to which employees and other persons are or are likely to be exposed to ionising radiation.

(2) Where a person erects or installs an article for use at work, being work with ionising radiation, that person shall—

(a)undertake a critical examination of the way in which the article was erected or installed for the purpose of ensuring, in particular, that—

(i)any safety features and warning devices operate correctly; and

(ii)there is sufficient protection for persons from exposure to ionising radiation;

(b)consult with the radiation protection adviser that they appointed, or that the employer engaged in work with ionising radiation appointed, with regard to the nature and extent of any critical examination and the results of that examination; and

(c)provide the employer engaged in work with ionising radiation with adequate information about proper use, testing and maintenance of the article.

F2Formerly 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

F3See Article 2(2) of S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

F4S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9): the general purposes of Part II referred to in Article 17(1) were extended by S.I. 1992/1728 (N.I. 17), Articles 3(1) and 4(1). Article 55(2) was amended by S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18), Article 6(1) and Schedule 1, paragraph 19

F6Article 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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