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4.—(1) These Regulations shall not affect the validity of anything done under any provision repealed or modified by the Regulations before the coming into operation of the Regulations; and anything which at the coming into operation of the Regulations is being done for the purposes of that provision (including in particular any legal proceedings) by or in relation to—
(a)an inspector appointed under section 145 of the Factories Act 1961 or under section 144 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 or a person authorised under section 52(3) or (6) of the 1963 Act;
(b)an inspector appointed by a local authority under section 52(1) or (5) of the 1963 Act; or
(c)the Secretary of State;
may, so far as may be necessary for the purposes of or in consequence of the provisions of the Regulations, be continued, respectively, by or in relation to—
(a)an inspector appointed by the Health and Safety Executive under section 19 of the 1974 Act;
(b)an inspector appointed by the local authority in question under the said section 19;
(c)the Health and Safety Executive.
(2) Without prejudice to paragraph (1) of this Regulation, any exemption, approval, certificate or notice granted or given or other thing whatsoever done for the purposes of any provision modified by these Regulations, shall, if in force at the coming into operation of these Regulations, continue in force and have effect as if granted, given or done in accordance with that provision as so modified.
(3) Except as provided in Regulation 3 of these Regulations, regulations and orders made under any provision repealed by these Regulations and in force immediately before the coming into operation of these Regulations shall continue in force notwithstanding the repeal of that provision.
(4) Where any of the provisions repealed or modified by these Regulations prescribes a penalty for an offence of any kind, that penalty shall, notwithstanding these Regulations, continue to apply to offences of that kind committed before 1st January 1975.
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