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The Gas Appliances (Enforcement) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018

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Designation of market surveillance authorities

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3.—(1) The market surveillance authority is—

(a)in the case of appliances or fittings for private use or consumption (other than that referred to in paragraph (2)(b))—

(i)in Great Britain, within its area, a weights and measures authority; and

(ii)in Northern Ireland, within its area, a district council;

(b)in the case of appliances or fittings for use or operation in the circumstances set out in paragraph (2)—

(i)subject to paragraph (3), in Great Britain, the Health and Safety Executive; and

(ii)in Northern Ireland, the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

(2) The circumstances referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) are where the appliances or fittings are designed—

(a)for use or operation, whether exclusively or not, by persons at work; or

(b)for use, otherwise than at work, in non-domestic premises made available to persons at a place where they may use the appliances or fittings provided for their own use there.

(3) In so far as these Regulations apply to appliances and fittings intended exclusively or primarily for use on relevant nuclear sites, the market surveillance authority is the Office for Nuclear Regulation.

(4) In paragraph (3) “relevant nuclear site” means a site which is—

(a)a GB nuclear site (within the meaning given in section 68 of the Energy Act 2013(1));

(b)an authorised defence site (within the meaning given in regulation 2(1) of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998(2)); or

(c)a new nuclear build site (within the meaning given in regulation 2A of those Regulations(3)).

(2)

S.I. 1998/494 amended by S.I. 2014/469. There are other amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

(3)

Regulation 2A was inserted by S.I. 2014/469 and amended by S.I. 2015/51 (regulation 38, Schedule 5).

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