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The Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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5.—(1) This regulation applies to work with ionising radiation except—

(a)work arising from the carrying out of a registrable practice under regulation 6 or a specified practice requiring consent under regulation 7 ;

(b)work specified in Schedule 1; and

(c)work carried on at a site licensed under section 1 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965.

(2) Subject to paragraph 3 of Schedule 8 (which relates to transitional provisions), an employer shall not carry out work with ionising radiation to which this regulation applies unless before the first occasion of commencing such work since the coming into operation of this regulation the employer has notified that work to the Executive in accordance with the notification procedure approved by the Executive from time to time.

(3) Where an employer has notified work in accordance with paragraph (2), the Executive may, by notice in writing require that employer to provide such additional particulars of that work as the Executive may reasonably require in connection with the notification, and in such a case the employer shall provide those particulars by such time as is specified in the notice or by such other time as the Executive may subsequently agree.

(4) A notice under paragraph (3) may require the employer to notify the Executive of any of those additional particulars before each occasion on which the employer commences work with ionising radiation.

(5) Where an employer has notified work in accordance with this regulation and subsequently ceases that work, or makes a material change in the work which would affect the particulars provided to the Executive in connection with the notification, the employer shall immediately notify the Executive of that cessation or material change.

F1Formerly 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

F2See Article 2(2) of S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

F3S.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

F5Article 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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