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These Regulations came into force on 22 February 1993 and apply to Northern Ireland only.
They are made in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 and implement Directive 89/656/EEC, on the minimum health and safety requirements for the use by workers of personal protective equipment at the workplace.
The regulations place a duty on every employer to ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work.
Wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways, the Regulations require Personal Protective Equipment to be supplied. The Regulations also require that Personal Protective Equipment is: properly assessed before use to make sure it is fit for purpose; maintained and stored properly; provided with instructions on how to use it safely; used correctly by employees. PPE should be CE marked, according to the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations.
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(1) The Secretary of State for Defence may, in the interests of national security, by a certificate in writing exempt—
(a) any of the home forces, any visiting force or any headquarters from those requirements of these Regulations which impose obligations on employers; or
(b) any member of the home forces, any member of a visiting force or any member of a headquarters from the requirements imposed by regulations 10 or 11;
and any exemption such as is specified in sub-paragraph (a) or (b), maybe granted subject to conditions and to a limit of time and may be revoked by the said Secretary of State by a further certificate in writing at any time.
(2) In this regulation—
(a) “the home forces” has the same meaning as in section 12(1) of the Visiting Forces Act 1952;
(b) “headquarters” has the same meaning as in Article 3(2) of the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1965 (11);
(c) “member of a headquarters” has the same meaning as in paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to the International Headquarters and Defence Organisations Act 1964 (12); and
(d) “visiting force” has the same meaning as it does for the purposes of any provision of Part I of the Visiting Forces Act 1952.
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