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Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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13.  In Article 20 (enforcement authorities)—

(a)in paragraph (1) after “concerned” insert “and the Executive”;

(b)for paragraph (2) substitute—

(2) Regulations may—

(a)make a specified authority or authorities of any specified class responsible for the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions to such extent as may be prescribed;

(b)make provision for enabling responsibility for enforcing any of the relevant statutory provisions to be, to such extent as may be determined under the regulations—

(i)transferred from the Executive to a specified authority or from that authority to the Executive; or

(ii)assigned to the Executive or to a specified authority for the purpose of removing any uncertainty as to what are under this paragraph their respective responsibilities for the enforcement of those provisions;

and any regulations made in pursuance of sub-paragraph (b) shall include provision for securing that any transfer or assignment effected under the regulations is brought to the notice of persons affected by it.;

(c)in paragraph (4)—

(i)after “concerned” insert “or the Executive”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b), for the words from “, and with respect” onwards substitute “in accordance with such guidance as the Executive may give to the authority.”.

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