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The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

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PART IImodifications

1.  The Mines and Quarries Act 1954 shall be modified as follows–

(a)in section 64(2) (which relates to safety-lamps) after the word “one” insert “conforming with the provisions of regulation 19(2)(a) to (d) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 or”;

(b)in section 182(1) (which defines “permitted lights”) the words “or health and safety regulations” shall be substituted for the words “or Regulations 18 and 18A of the Coal and Other Mines (Safety-Lamps and Lighting) Regulations 1956 as substituted and inserted respectively by the Coal and Other Mines (Safety-Lamps and Lighting) (Amendment) Regulations 1983”.

2.  Regulation 4 of the Coal and Other Mines (Fire and Rescue) Regulations 1956(1) (which relates to the provision of dust or sand in relation to electric motors) shall be modified by substituting the words “which is not electrical apparatus that is designed to be moved while working” for the words “which is not portable apparatus for the purposes of the Coal and Other Mines (Electricity) Regulations 1956”.

3.  The Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960(2) shall be modified as follows–

(a)in regulation 51(3)(c) (which requires the provision of lamps and torches in confined spaces in vessels) the words “of an appropriate type” shall be substituted for the words “of a safety type approved for the purpose of this Regulation”;

(b)in paragraphs (1) and (3) of regulation 59 (which impose restrictions with respect to the application etc. of naked lights, fires, lamps and heated rivets in oil-carrying vessels), the words “a lamp of an appropriate type” shall be substituted for the words “a safety lamp of a type approved for the purpose of this Regulation” where they respectively appear.

4.  Section 1(4) of the Mines Management Act 1971 (which relates to exceptions from statutory responsibilities that may be placed on managers' assistants) shall be modified by the substitution of the following paragraphs for paragraph (d)–

(d)responsibility for making rules under regulation 19(2)(g) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989; and

(e)such other responsibilities as may be prescribed..

(1)

S.I. 1956/1768, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)

S.I. 1960/1932; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1983/644.

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