Archive for February, 2015

Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Safety) (Revocations) Regulations SI 2015/68

These Regulations came into force on 28 February 2015 and apply to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They revoke various pieces of legislation as a result of superseded conventions.
Legislative background
The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1960 was replaced by the International Convention for the Safety of Life…

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Draft Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations

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Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors (Amendment) Regulations SI 2015/98

These Regulations come into force on 1 April 2015 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They amend the Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulations SI 2001/1701 as regards the provisions relating to the provision of data and enforcement of those Regulations.
Amendment to the…

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Level Crossing (Cullybackey South) Order (Northern Ireland) SR 2015/13

This Order came into force on 16 February 2015 and applies to Northern Ireland only.
It provides for the provision and maintenance of a system of automatic barriers in lieu of manually operated gates at Cullybackey South railway crossing. 
Provision of automatic equipment
The railway undertaking must, at the crossing:

provide, maintain and operate…

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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations SI 2015/51

These Regulations will come into force on 6 April 2015 and apply to England, Scotland and Wales.
They revoke and replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations SI 2007/320 and implement provisions which aim to protect protect people from the health and safety risks of construction work. In doing so, they…

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Decision 2014/934/EU (OJ:L365/156/2014) on the withdrawal from the Official Journal of the European Union of the reference of standard EN 13525:2005+A2:2009 on Wood chippers under Directive 2006/42/EC

This Decision withdraws standard EN 13525:2005+A2:2009 “Forestry machinery – Wood chippers – Safety” from the Official Journal of the European Union.
That standard has been withdrawn as it fails to meet the essential health and safety requirements in Annex 1 to Directive 2006/42/EC, on machinery, for:

risks related to moving parts;
moving parts involved…

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Decision 2014/895/EU (OJ:L355/51/2014) establishing the format for communicating the information referred to in Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances

This Decision establishes a format for communicating information referred to in Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances.
Legislative background
Directive 2012/18/EU requires the Member States to supply the Commission with information regarding establishments covered by that Directive using a specific report form.
Format of providing information
Member States must supply…

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Regulation (EU) 171/2015 (OJ:L29/3/2015) on certain aspects of the procedure of licensing railway undertakings

This Regulation sets out the details for the use of a common template for the licence document. It also provides for certain aspects of the procedure for granting a licence.
The use of the common template for the licence document
Licences issued in accordance with Directive 2012/34/EU, establishing a single European railway area,…

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Regulation (EU) 1300/2014 (OJ:L356/110/2014) on the technical specifications for interoperability relating to accessibility of the Union’s rail system for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility

This Regulation establishes the technical specification for interoperability (TSI) relating to accessibility of the Union's rail system for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility, as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.
Scope
The TSI applies to the infrastructure, operation and traffic management, telematics applications and rolling stock subsystems…

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The Offshore Directive

Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the European Commission (EC) launched its communication “Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities”. It concluded that the existing regulatory framework applying to the safety of offshore oil and gas operations in Europe, along with current industry safety practices did not provide adequate assurance that risks from offshore accidents were minimised throughout the Union.

As a result, Directive 2013/30/EU, on safety of offshore oil and gas operations was published, and must be implemented into UK law by 19 July 2015.

The Directive has both environmental and safety implications, and aims to reduce the occurrence of major accidents related to offshore oil and gas operations and to limit their consequences through the following:

  • before exploration or production begins, companies must prepare a Major Hazard Report (containing a risk assessment and emergency response plan) for their offshore installation;
  • companies must keep resources at hand in order to put them into operation when necessary;
  • when granting licenses, EU countries must make sure that companies are well financed and have the necessary technical expertise;
  • technical solutions which are critical for the safety of operators' installations must be independently verified prior to the installation going into operation;
  • national authorities must verify safety provisions, environmental protection measures and the emergency preparedness of rigs and platforms;
  • EU countries can impose sanctions, including halting production, if companies do not follow established minimum standards;
  • information on how companies and EU countries keep installations safe must be made available;
  • companies will be fully liable for environmental damages caused to protected marine species and natural habitats.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will jointly lead the implementation of the Directive, the majority of which will be through new Offshore Installation (Safety Case) Regulations. However, it is also expected that additional existing legislation will also have to be updated to fully implement the provisions.

Regulations implementing Directive 2013/30/EU are expected in March 2015, along with guidance for regulators and operators.

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