Dock Work Regulation Act 1976

  1. Introductory Text

  2. The National Dock Labour Board

    1. 1.Reconstitution of Board as body corporate

    2. 2.General duty of the Board

    3. 3.Finances of the Board

  3. New Dock Labour Scheme

    1. 4.Secretary of State to prepare new Scheme

    2. 5.Objects of the new Scheme

  4. Arrangements for classifying dock work

    1. 6.Review of what is now dock work

    2. 7.Loading and unloading operations

    3. 8.Cargo-handling operations in general

    4. 9.Reference by Secretary of State to the Board

    5. 10.Registration after work is classified

    6. 11.Classification orders

    7. 12.Effect of introducing the new Scheme

    8. 13.Financial provisions

  5. Miscellaneous and general

    1. 14.Continuation of certain statutory exceptions

    2. 15.Interpretation

    3. 16.Orders

    4. 17.Commencement and repeals

    5. 18.Citation and extent

  6. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Replacement of Old Dock Labour Board by New Board

      1. Part I Constitution, Administration Etc. of New Board

        1. Membership

          1. 1.(1) A person shall hold or vacate office as chairman,...

          2. 2.A person may at any time resign office as chairman,...

          3. 3.(1) The Secretary of State, if satisfied in the case...

        2. Remuneration etc. of members

          1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may— (a) pay to the...

          2. 5.(1) In the case of Board members other than the...

        3. Staff

          1. 6.(1) The Board may appoint and pay such officers and...

        4. Procedure etc.

          1. 7.(1) The procedure and quorum of the Board shall be...

          2. 8.The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not...

          3. 9.A document purporting to be duly executed under the seal...

        5. Annual accounts and report

          1. 10.It shall be the duty of the Board—

          2. 11.(1) A person is not qualified to act as auditor...

          3. 12.(1) The Board shall, as soon as practicable after the...

      2. Part II Transitional Provisions

        1. Functions, property, contracts and proceedings

          1. 13.Without prejudice to section 1(6) of this Act—

          2. 14.(1) On the appointed day all the property, rights, liabilities...

          3. 15.(1) Every agreement, whether in writing or not, including any...

          4. 16.In any legal proceedings pending immediately before the appointed day...

        2. Employees

          1. 17.(1) For the purposes of computing the period of employment...

    2. Schedule 2

      Procedure before making Extension Order under s. 4(6)

      1. 1.Where the Secretary of State proposes to make an order...

      2. 2.He shall also publish the fact that he has referred...

      3. 3.The Secretary of State shall allow at least 60 days...

      4. 4.(1) For the purpose of determining whether to proceed with...

    3. Schedule 3

      Matters for New Dock Labour Scheme

      1. 1.The establishment of dock workers' and dock employers' registers; the...

      2. 2.Recruitment of dock workers ; regulation of the means by...

      3. 3.The following matters relating to dock workers and their work—...

      4. 4.The establishment and collection of a levy payable by dock...

      5. 5.The imposition by the Board on dock employers of a...

      6. 6.Establishment of local boards (for areas to be determined by...

    4. Schedule 4

      Descriptions of Work which may, and those which may not, be Classified as Dock Work

      1. Part I Work which may be Classified

        1. General port work

          1. 1.Handling cargo. This includes any movement of cargo by means...

          2. 2.Loading and unloading cargo.

          3. 3.Work in connection with the storage or warehousing of cargo....

          4. 4.Sorting, checking and recording cargo ; recording the time spent...

          5. 5.Executing minor repairs to containers, crates, boxes, pallets or other...

          6. 6.Preparing ships for the receipt or discharge of cargo.

          7. 7.Making ships ready for departure after loading or discharging cargo....

        2. Supplementary definitions

          1. 8.For the purposes of this Schedule, the following definitions apply—...

      2. Part II Work Excluded from Classification

        1. 9.The work of persons employed by a body corporate established...

        2. 10.The work of persons employed in a retail, wholesale, manufacturing...

        3. 11.Driving any vehicle whose use is mainly on public roads,...

        4. 12.Such work on a ship as by local custom or...

        5. 13.The ordinary work of those forming the crew of a...

        6. 14.The ordinary work of those manning a vessel (not a...

        7. 15.Any work at a site for the bulk storage (in...

        8. 16.Any work done at an aerodrome licensed under Part II...

    5. Schedule 5

      Procedure for Recommendation under Section 8

      1. Part I Preliminary Consultations

        1. 1.The Board shall not entertain proposals for a recommendation under...

        2. 2.That notice is one which— (a) specifies the relevant work...

        3. 3.The first notice shall invite any employer to whom it...

        4. 4.Where the Board are unable, after reasonable enquiries, to ascertain...

        5. 5.If in response to the first nonce (or to a...

        6. 6.The Board shall consider any representations made to them by...

        7. 7.(1) If after considering such representations the Board determine that...

        8. 8.(1) If, at any time when the Board have under...

      2. Part II The Board's Recommendation and associated Action

        1. The recommendation

          1. 9.(1) The Board shall not determine to make a recommendation...

          2. 10.If the Board determine to make the recommendation they shall...

          3. 11.(1) The Board's recommendation to the Secretary of State shall—...

        2. Associated action

          1. 12.(1) On receiving the Board's recommendation, the Secretary of State...

          2. 13.If the Secretary of State, in consequence of reoresentations made...

    6. Schedule 6

      Repeals