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Regulation 8B(3)

[F1SCHEDULE 5BE+W+S+NIPlacing on the market and use of paint stripper containing dichloromethane

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1.  A person (“P”) may place on the market paint stripper containing dichloromethane for supply to a professional or to a person for use by a professional provided the professional to whom, or for whose use, such paint stripper is supplied holds a certificate of competence in the safe use of such paint stripper issued by the Executive in accordance with paragraph 3(b).E+W+S+NI

2.  A professional may use paint stripper containing dichloromethane where that professional—E+W+S+NI

(a)demonstrates proper training and competence in the safe use of paint stripper containing dichloromethane in accordance with paragraph 3; and

(b)applies in practice all appropriate safety measures, including the use of personal protective equipment that complies with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002.

3.  A professional may only demonstrate proper training and competence in the safe use of paint stripper containing dichloromethane by—E+W+S+NI

(a)undertaking training in the safe use of such paint stripper which covers as a minimum—

(i)awareness, evaluation and management of risks to health, including information on existing substitutes or processes, which under their conditions of use are less hazardous to the health and safety of workers;

(ii)the use of adequate ventilation; and

(iii)the use of appropriate personal protective equipment that complies with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002; and

(b)holding a certificate of competence issued by the Executive in the safe use of paint stripper containing dichloromethane.

4.  A certificate issued under paragraph 3(b) may be revoked in writing at any time by the Executive if the Executive believes that the professional holding the certificate is no longer competent in the safe use of paint stripper containing dichloromethane.]E+W+S+NI

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