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The Genetically Modified Organisms(Contained Use) Regulations 2000

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Modification of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

5.—(1) Sections 2(1), (2) and (3) and 7 of the 1974 Act shall be modified in relation to an activity involving genetic modification so as to have effect as if the reference to an employer therein includes a reference to an educational establishment providing a course of study, and the reference to an employee therein includes a reference to a student of that educational establishment and that student shall be treated as the employee of that educational establishment, to the extent that the activity involving genetic modification is under the control of that educational establishment.

(2) Section 3(2) of the 1974 Act shall be modified in relation to an activity involving genetic modification so as to have effect as if the reference in that section to a self-employed person is a reference to any person (except a student) who is not an employer or an employee and the reference in that section to his undertaking includes a reference to such an activity.

(3) In this regulation—

(a)“educational establishment” means a university, polytechnic, college, school or similar educational or technical institute; and

(b)“student” means any person studying at an educational establishment.

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