Disapplication of these Regulations
3.—(1) These Regulations shall not apply to or in relation to the master or crew of a sea-going ship or to the employer of such persons in respect of the normal ship-board activities of a ship’s crew under the direction of the master.
(2) Regulations 4 to 12 shall not apply in respect of personal protective equipment which is—
(a)ordinary working clothes and uniforms which do not specifically protect the health and safety of the wearer;
(b)an offensive weapon within the meaning of section 1(4) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953(1) used as self-defence or as deterrent equipment;
(c)portable devices for detecting and signalling risks and nuisances;
(d)personal protective equipment used for protection while travelling on a road within the meaning (in England and Wales) of section 192(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(2), and (in Scotland) of section 151 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984(3);
(e)equipment used during the playing of competitive sports.
(3) Regulations 4 and 6 to 12 shall not apply where any of the following Regulations apply and in respect of any risk to a person’s health or safety for which any of them require the provision or use of personal protective equipment, namely—
(a)the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 1980(4);
(b)the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1985(5);
(c)the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987(6);
(d)the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988(7);
(e)the Noise at Work Regulations 1989(8);
(f)the Construction (Head Protection) Regulation 1989(9).