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The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006

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2006 No. 557

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006

Made

2nd March 2006

Laid before Parliament

9th March 2006

Coming into force

1st April 2006

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by—

(a)

sections 15(1), (2), (3) (a) and (c), (4) (a), (5) (b) and 82(3) (a) of, and paragraphs 1(1) (a) and (c), 3(1), 6(2), 7, 8(1), 14, 15(1) and 20 of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(1);

(b)

section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2); and

(c)

sections 7(1), 9 and 11(1) of the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003(3).

In accordance with section 50(1) of the 1974 Act (4) he has consulted the Health and Safety Commission and such other bodies as appears to him to be appropriate.

He is a Minister designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the 1972 Act in relation to measures relating to the organisation of working time(5), to the employment of children and young persons and to railways and railway transport(6);

(1)

1974 c. 37; the scope of section 15 and Part 1 of the 1974 Act was extended by section 117 of the Railways Act 1993 (c. 43); section 15(1) was amended by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71), section 116 and Schedule 15, paragraph 6; section 15(1) was also amended by S.I. 2002/794, article 5(2) and Schedule 2.

(4)

Section 50(1) was substituted by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71), section 116 and Schedule 15, paragraph 16.

(5)

S.I. 1997/1174.

(6)

S.I. 1996/266, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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