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Energy Act 2013

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Duty to provide information to employees or their representatives

23(1)An inspector must provide to people employed at any premises (or their representatives) any relevant information that needs to be provided in order for them (or their representatives) to be kept adequately informed about matters affecting their health, safety or welfare.

(2)Where information is provided to employees (or their representatives) under sub-paragraph (1), the inspector must provide the same information to their employer.

(3)For this purpose—

(a)“relevant information”, in relation to any premises, means—

(i)factual information which is protected information within the meaning of Schedule 9 and is relevant to the premises, and

(ii)information about action which the inspector has taken or proposes to take in relation to the premises, and

(b)“employee”, “employer” and “employed” have the same meanings as in Part 1 of the 1974 Act.

Interpretation

24(1)In this Schedule—

  • “authorised” is to be read in accordance with paragraph 2(4);

  • “offshore installation” means any installation which is intended for underwater exploitation of mineral resources or exploration with a view to such exploitation;

  • “premises” includes any place and, in particular, includes—

    (a)

    any vehicle, ship or aircraft,

    (b)

    any installation on land (including the foreshore and other land intermittently covered by water), any offshore installation, and any other installation (whether floating, or resting on the seabed or its subsoil, or resting on other land covered with water or its subsoil), and

    (c)

    any tent or movable structure;

  • “relevant premises”, in relation to an inspector, means premises which the inspector has entered—

    (a)

    with the consent of a person who reasonably appeared to the inspector to be an appropriate person to give consent, or

    (b)

    in exercise of the power in paragraph 8;

  • “the relevant purpose”, in relation to a power, means—

    (a)

    if an instrument of appointment authorises the inspector to exercise the power only for limited purposes, that purpose;

    (b)

    in any other case, the purpose of carrying into effect the relevant statutory provisions;

  • “ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation;

  • “substance” means any natural or artificial substance, whether solid or liquid or in the form of a gas or vapour.

(2)In this Schedule, references to an inspector, in relation to any power, are to the inspector exercising or proposing to exercise the power.

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