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Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

1974 CHAPTER 37

An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere; to make further provision with respect to the employment medical advisory service; to amend the law relating to building regulations, and the Building (Scotland) Act 1959; and for connected purposes.

[31st July 1974]

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E1For the application of this Act to Northern Ireland see s. 84(1); Pt. III of this Act (except s. 75 and Sch. 7) does not extend to Scotland see s. 84(2).

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C1Act applied (15.12.1999) by 1996 c. 18, Pt. VIII, s. 72(4) (as substituted (15.12.1999) by 1999 c. 26, ss. 7, 8, 9, Sch. 4 Pt. I; S.I. 1999/2830, art. 2(2))

Act extended (11.10.1999) by S.I. 1999/2550, reg. 3

C2Act applied by S.I. 1988/778, reg. 11(1)

C3Act applied by S.I. 1990/13, reg. 11(5)

Act applied in part (1.9.1993) by S.I. 1993/1746, reg. 18(1)(a).

Act extended (1.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/2379, reg. 9(a).

Act extended (1.12.1993) by S.I. 1993/2714, reg. 9(4)(a).

Act applied (31.1.1994) by S.I. 1993/3050, art. 21(1)(a) (with art. 3).

Act applied (with modifications) (29.7.1994) by S.I. 1994/1806, regs. 3(1), 12

Act applied in part (15.3.1995) by S.I. 1995/263, arts. 3-8, 10

Act applied (with modifications) (18.7.1995) by S.I. 1995/1629, art. 30(3)(b)(5)

C4Certain provisions of this Act applied (with modifications) (29.11.1992) by S.I. 1992/2415, reg. 4(1)

C5Certain provisions of this Act applied (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/2997, reg.6

C6Certain provisions of this Act applied (with modifications) (E.W.S.) (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3060, reg. 15(1)

C7Certain provisions of this Act applied (E.W.S.) (1.2.1993) by S.I. 1992/3217, reg. 21(1)

C8Act excluded (E.W.) (1.4.2006) by S.I. 2005/1541, art. 47, (with art. 49)

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