2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—
“the 1974 Act” means the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(1);
“the 1977 Regulations” means the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977(2);
“employee” has the meaning assigned to it by section 53(1) of the 1974 Act but shall not include a person employed as a domestic servant in a private household; and “employer” shall be construed accordingly;
“the relevant statutory provisions” has the meaning assigned to it by section 53(1) of the 1974 Act;
“representatives of employee safety” shall be construed in accordance with regulation 4(1)(b);
“safety representative” has the meaning assigned to it by regulation 2(1) of the 1977 Regulations;
“workplace” means, in relation to an employee, any place or places where that employee is likely to work or which he is likely to frequent in the course of his employment or incidentally to it and, in relation to a representative of employee safety, any place or places where the employees he represents are likely so to work or frequent.
(2) Any reference in these Regulations to consulting employees directly or consulting representatives of employee safety is a reference to consulting them pursuant to regulation 3 and regulation 4(1)(a) or (b), as the case may be.
(3) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in these Regulations to—
(a)a numbered regulation or schedule is a reference to the regulation or schedule in these Regulations so numbered; and
(b)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph so numbered in the regulation or schedule in which the reference appears.