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The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001

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2.—(1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the 1974 Act” means the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974;

“activity” includes a diving project;

“designated area” means any area designated by order under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf Act 1964(1) and “within a designated area” includes over and under it;

“diving project” has the same meaning as it has in the Diving at Work Regulations 1997(2) save that it includes an activity in which a person takes part as a diver wearing an atmospheric pressure suit and without breathing in air or other gas at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure;

“energy structure” means a fixed or floating structure, other than a vessel, for producing energy from wind or water;

“offshore installation” shall be construed in accordance with article 4(2) and (3) of this Order;

“the prescribed provisions of the 1974 Act” means sections 1 to 59 and 80 to 82 of the 1974 Act;

“supplementary unit” means a fixed or floating structure, other than a vessel, for providing energy, information or substances to an offshore installation;

“stand-by vessel” means a vessel which is is ready to give assistance in the event of an emergency on or near an offshore installation;

“territorial sea” means the territorial sea adjacent to Great Britain and “within the territorial sea” includes on, over and under it;

“vessel” includes a hovercraft and any floating structure which is capable of being staffed.

(2) For the purposes of this Order, any structures and devices on top of a well shall be treated as forming part of the well.

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1964 c. 29; section 1 was amended by the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982 (c. 23), Schedule 3, paragraph 1.

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