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The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) (Variation) Order 2011

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

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3.—(1) The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001(1) is varied as follows.

(2) After article 8, insert—

Other activities within a designated area

8A.(1) The prescribed provisions of the 1974 Act shall apply within a designated area to and in relation to the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, maintenance, cleaning, use, operation, demolition and dismantling of any structure which would be an offshore installation were it not a structure to which paragraph (3)(c) of article 4 of this Order applies, or any preparation for any such activity.

(2) This article shall cease to have effect on 6th April 2013.

Activities within a renewable energy zone

8B.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the prescribed provisions of the 1974 Act shall apply within a renewable energy zone to and in relation to—

(a)the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, maintenance, cleaning, use, operation, demolition and dismantling of any energy structure or related structure, or any preparation for any such activity;

(b)the transfer of people or goods between a vessel or aircraft and an energy structure or related structure;

(c)the loading, unloading, fuelling or provisioning of a vessel;

(d)the operation of a cable for transmitting electricity from an energy structure or related structure to Great Britain;

(e)a diving project associated with any of the works mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) of this paragraph.

(2) This article shall not apply—

(a)to a case where article 4, 5, 6 or 7 of this Order applies; or

(b)to vessels which are registered outside the United Kingdom and are on passage through the renewable energy zone.

(3) In this article—

“related structure” means a structure, not being in any case a vessel, related to an energy structure, including—

(a)

a structure for converting energy produced by an energy structure into a form suitable for transmission to Great Britain; and

(b)

a structure mainly for the provision of accommodation for persons carrying out work activities in relation to an energy structure or related structure;

“renewable energy zone” means any area designated by order under section 84(4) of the Energy Act 2004(2) and “within a renewable energy zone” includes over and under it.

(4) This article shall cease to have effect on 6th April 2013..

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