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The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999

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Duties of manufacturers etc. of articles for use in work with ionising radiation

31.—(1) In the case of articles for use at work, where that work is work with ionising radiation, section 6(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(1) (which imposes general duties on manufacturers etc. as regards articles and substances for use at work) shall be modified so that any duty imposed on any person by that subsection shall include a duty to ensure that any such article is so designed and constructed as to restrict so far as is reasonably practicable the extent to which employees and other persons are or are likely to be exposed to ionising radiation.

(2) Where a person erects or installs an article for use at work, being work with ionising radiation, he shall—

(a)where appropriate, undertake a critical examination of the way in which the article was erected or installed for the purpose of ensuring, in particular, that—

(i)the safety features and warning devices operate correctly; and

(ii)there is sufficient protection for persons from exposure to ionising radiation;

(b)consult with the radiation protection adviser appointed by himself or by the radiation employer with regard to the nature and extent of any critical examination and the results of that examination; and

(c)provide the radiation employer with adequate information about proper use, testing and maintenance of the article.

(1)

1974 c. 37; section 6 was amended by the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (c. 43), section 36 and Schedule 3.

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