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The following regulation shall be inserted after regulation 4 of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977—
4A.—(1) Without prejudice to the generality of section 2(6) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, every employer shall consult safety representatives in good time with regard to—
(a)the introduction of any measure at the workplace which may substantially affect the health and safety of the employees the safety representatives concerned represent;
(b)his arrangements for appointing or, as the case may be, nominating persons in accordance with regulations 6(1) and 7(1)(b) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992;
(c)any health and safety information he is required to provide to the employees the safety representatives concerned represent by or under the relevant statutory provisions;
(d)the planning and organisation of any health and safety training he is required to provide to the employees the safety representatives concerned represent by or under the relevant statutory provisions; and
(e)the health and safety consequences for the employees the safety representatives concerned represent of the introduction (including the planning thereof) of new technologies into the workplace.
(2) Without prejudice to regulations 5 and 6 of these Regulations, every employer shall provide such facilities and assistance as safety representatives may reasonably require for the purpose of carrying out their functions under section 2(4) of the 1974 Act and under these Regulations.”.