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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).
Records to be maintained.
The duties imposed by these Regulations shall not extend to the master or crew of a sea-going ship or to the employer of such persons in relation to the normal shipboard activities of a ship's crew under the direction of the master. 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 may be 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. These Regulations shall not extend to Northern Ireland except insofar as they relate to imports of substances and articles referred to in regulation 4(2) into the United Kingdom.
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