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Explanatory note

Explanatory note
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force on 2 October 1995.
Parts 1, 1, 4, 5, and 6 set out duties in respect of health and safety in the workplace which must be observed by employers and, in some cases, by persons or principals in control of places of work. The duties in Part 5 relate to young persons. The duties in Part 6 relate to agricultural employees' accommodation.
Part 3 deals with matters relating to certificates of competence. Provision is made for four kinds of certificates of competence i.e. a certificate of competence as a diver, a construction blaster, a powder actuated tool operator, and a scaffolder.
Part 7 sets out the duties of designers, manufacturers, and suppliers with respect to plant and protective clothing and protective equipment.
Regulation 70 provides that a failure to observe any of the duties set out in these regulations constitutes an offence.
PROMULGATION
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 24 August 1995.
These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.

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