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The regulation states general requirements imposed on employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning.
-finding out what the health hazards are;
-deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment);
-providing control measures to reduce harm to health;
-making sure they are used ;
-keeping all control measures in good working order;
-providing information, instruction and training for employees and others;
-providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases; drawing up plans and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances & inspection of Local exhaust Ventilation by a competent person (<14 months).
COSHH Assessments and Records are to be maintained.
15.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) the Executive may, by a certificate in writing, exempt any person or class of persons or any substance or class of substances from all or any of the requirements or prohibitions imposed by regulations 4 (to the extent permitted by article 9 of Council Directive 98/24/EC),8, 9, 11(8), (10) and (11) and 14 of these Regulations and any such exemption may be granted subject to conditions and to a limit of time and maybe revoked by a certificate in writing at any time.
(2) The Executive shall not grant any such exemption unless having regard to the circumstances of the case and, in particular, to—
(a)the conditions, if any, which it proposes to attach to the exemption; and
(b)any requirements imposed by or under any enactments which apply to the case,
it is satisfied that the health and safety of persons who are likely to be affected by the exemption will not be prejudiced in consequence of it.
16.—(1) In this regulation—
(a)“Her Majesty’s Forces” means any of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown, whether raised inside or outside the United Kingdom and whether any such force is a regular, auxiliary or reserve force, and includes any civilian employed by those forces;
(b)“visiting force” has the same meaning as it does for the purposes of any provision of Part I of the Visiting Forces Act 1952; and
(c)“headquarters” means ahead quarters for the time being specified in Schedule 2 to the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1999.
(2) The Secretary of State for Defence may, in the interests of national security, by a certificate in writing exempt—
(a)any of Her Majesty’s Forces;
(b)any visiting force;
(c)members of a visiting force working in or attached to a headquarters; or
(d)any person engaged in work involving substances hazardous to health, if that person is under the direct supervision of a representative of the Secretary of State for Defence,
from all or any of the requirements or prohibitions imposed by these Regulations and any such exemption may be granted subject to conditions and to a limit of time and maybe revoked at any time by a certificate in writing, except that, where any such exemption is granted, suitable arrangements shall be made for the assessment of the health risk created by the work involving substances hazardous to health and for adequately controlling the exposure to those substances of persons to whom the exemption relates.
(3) Regulation11(11) shall not apply in relation to—
(a)any visiting force; or
(b)members of a visiting force working in or attached to a headquarters.
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