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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Notification and reporting of injuries and dangerous occurrences

  5. 4.Reporting of the death of an employee

  6. 5.Reporting of cases of disease

  7. 6.Reporting of gas incidents

  8. 7.Records

  9. 8.Additional provisions relating to mines

  10. 9.Additional provisions relating to offshore workplaces

  11. 10.Restrictions on the application of regulations 3, 4 and 5

  12. 11.Defence in proceedings for an offence contravening these Regulations

  13. 12.Application to territorial waters

  14. 13.Certificates of exemption

  15. 14.Repeal of Article 18(2) of the Quarries (Northern Ireland) Order 1983

  16. 15.Revocations, amendments and savings

  17. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Major Injuries

      1. 1.Any fracture, other than to the fingers, thumbs or toes....

      2. 2.Any amputation.

      3. 3.Dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine.

      4. 4.Loss of sight (whether temporary or permanent).

      5. 5.A chemical or hot metal burn to the eye or...

      6. 6.Any injury resulting from an electric shock or electrical burn...

      7. 7.Any other injury— (a) leading to hypothermia, heat-induced illness or...

      8. 8.Loss of consciousness caused by asphyxia or by exposure to...

      9. 9.Either of the following conditions which result from the absorption...

      10. 10.Acute illness which requires medical treatment where there is reason...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Dangerous Occurrences

      1. Part I General

        1. 1.Lifting machinery, etc.

        2. 2.Pressure systems

        3. 3.Freight containers

        4. 4.Overhead electric lines

        5. 5.Electrical short circuit

        6. 6.Explosives

        7. 7.Biological agents

        8. 8.Malfunction of radiation generators, etc.

        9. 9.Breathing apparatus

        10. 10.Diving operations

        11. 11.Collapse of scaffolding

        12. 12.Locomotives

        13. 13.Wells

        14. 14.Pipelines or pipeline works

        15. 15.Fairground equipment

        16. 16.Carriage of dangerous goods by road

      2. Dangerous Occurrences which are Reportable Except in Relation to Offshore Workplaces

        1. 17.Collapse of building or structure

        2. 18.Explosion or fire

        3. 19.Escape of flammable substances

        4. 20.Escape of substances

      3. Part II Dangerous Occurrences which are Reportable in Relation to Mines

        1. 21.Fire or ignition of gas

        2. 22.The accidental ignition of any gas in part of a...

        3. 23.The outbreak of any fire below ground.

        4. 24.An incident where any person in consequence of any smoke...

        5. 25.The outbreak of any fire on the surface which endangers...

        6. 26.Escape of gas

        7. 27.Failure of plant or equipment

        8. 28.The breakage or unintentional uncoupling of any rope, chain, coupling,...

        9. 29.An incident where any conveyance being used for the carriage...

        10. 30.The stoppage of any ventilating apparatus (other than an auxiliary...

        11. 31.The collapse of any headframe, winding engine house, fan house...

        12. 32.Breathing apparatus

        13. 33.Injury by explosion of blasting material etc.

        14. 34.Use of emergency escape apparatus

        15. 35.Inrush of gas or water

        16. 36.Any inrush of water or material which flows when wet...

        17. 37.Insecure tip

        18. 38.Locomotives

        19. 39.Falls of ground

      4. Part III Dangerous Occurrences which are Reportable in Relation to Quarries

        1. 40.Collapse of storage bunkers

        2. 41.Sinking of craft

        3. 42.Injuries

        4. 43.Projection of substances outside quarry

        5. 44.Misfires

        6. 45.Insecure tip

        7. 46.Movement of slopes or faces

        8. 47.Explosions or fires in vehicles or plant

      5. Part IV Dangerous Occurrences which are Reportable in Relation to Railways

        1. 48.(1) Any of the following incidents which, taking into account...

      6. Part V Dangerous Occurrences Reportable in Respect of an Offshore Workplace

        1. 49.Release of petroleum hydrocarbon

        2. 50.Fire or explosion

        3. 51.Release or escape of dangerous substances

        4. 52.Collapses

        5. 53.Dangerous occurrences

        6. 54.Collisions

        7. 55.Any occurrence with the potential for a collision between a...

        8. 56.Subsidence or collapse of seabed

        9. 57.Loss of stability or buoyancy

        10. 58.Evacuation

        11. 59.Falls into water

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Reportable Diseases

      1. Part I Occupational Diseases

      2. Part II Diseases Additionally Reportable In Respect of Offshore Workplaces

    4. SCHEDULE 4


      1. Part I Particulars to be kept in records of any event which is reportable under Regulation 3

        1. 1.Date and time of the accident or dangerous occurrence.

        2. 2.In the event of an accident suffered by a person...

        3. 3.In the event of an accident suffered by a person...

        4. 4.Place where the accident or dangerous occurrence happened.

        5. 5.A brief description of the circumstances in which the accident...

        6. 6.The date on which the event was first reported to...

        7. 7.The method by which the event was reported.

      2. Part II Particulars to be kept in records of instances of any of the diseases specified in Schedule 3 and Reportable under Regulation 5

        1. 1.Date of diagnosis of the disease.

        2. 2.Name of the person affected.

        3. 3.Occupation of the person affected.

        4. 4.Name or nature of the disease.

        5. 5.The date on which the disease was first reported to...

        6. 6.The method by which the disease was reported.

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Additional provisions relating to mines

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “nominated person” means the person (if any)...

      2. 2.Where at a mine any person, as a result of...

      3. 3.Where there is a non-fatal injury to any person at...

      4. 4.(1) Where there is an accident or dangerous occurrence in...

      5. 5.The record kept under regulation 7, excluding any health record...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Additional provisions relating to offshore workplaces

      1. 1.Disturbance of site

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Statutory provisions requiring the notification of events which are not required to be notified or reported under these Regulations

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      1. Part I Revocations

      2. Part II Amendments

        1. 1.In the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969—

        2. 2.In the Coal and Other Mines (Fire and Rescue) Regulations...

        3. 3.In the Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards Regulations (Northern...

        4. 4.In the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations...

        5. 5.In the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations (Northern...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Schedule to be substituted for the Third Schedule to the Quarries (Returns and Records) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1963

  18. Explanatory Note

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