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The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

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20.—(1) The Secretary of State for Defence may, in the interests of national security, by a certificate in writing exempt—

(a)any of the home forces, any visiting force or any headquarters from those requirements of these Regulations which impose obligations other than those in regulations 16-18 on employers; or

(b)any member of the home forces, any member of a visiting force or any member of a headquarters from the requirements imposed by regulation 14;

and any exemption such as is specified in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph may be granted subject to conditions and to a limit of time and may be revoked by the said Secretary of State by a further certificate in writing at any time.

(2) In this regulation—

(a)“the home forces” has the same meaning as in section 12(1) of the Visiting Forces Act 1952(1);

(b)“headquarters” means a headquarters for the time being specified in Schedule 2 to the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1999(2);

(c)“member of a headquarters” has the same meaning as in paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964(3); and

(d)“visiting force” has the same meaning as it does for the purposes of any provision of Part I of the Visiting Forces Act 1952.

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