Statutory Instruments

1999 No. 3232


The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999


3rd December 1999

Laid before Parliament

9th December 1999

Coming into force

All regulations except for regulation 5

1st January 2000

Regulation 5

13th May 2000

The Secretary of State, being the designated(1) Minister for the purpose of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to measures relating to the basic safety standards for the protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionising radiation, in exercise of the powers conferred by the said section 2(2) and sections 15(1), (2), (3)(a), (4)(a), (5)(b), (6)(b) and (9), 43(2), (4), (5) and (6), 52(2) and (3), 80(1) and 82(3)(a) of, and paragraphs 1(1) and (2), 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15(1), 16, 20 and 21(a) and (b) of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(3) (“the 1974 Act”) and of all the powers enabling him in that behalf—


for the purpose of giving effect without modifications to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 11(2)(d) of the 1974 Act after the carrying out by the Commission of consultations in accordance with section 50(3) of that Act; and


it appearing to him that the modifications set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 9 to the Regulations are expedient and that it also appearing to him not to be appropriate to consult bodies in respect of such modifications in accordance with section 80(4) of the 1974 Act,

hereby makes the following Regulations:—


1974 c. 37; sections 15(1), 43 and 52 were amended by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71), Schedule 15, paragraphs 6, 12 and 17 respectively; section 51A was added and section 52 was amended by the Police (Health and Safety) Act 1997 (c. 42), sections 1 and 2 respectively.