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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 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette.
Regulations 2 to 4 define terms used in the regulations. Equipment means, essentially, cranes, passenger ropeways, and pressure equipment.
Regulations 5 and 6 provide exemption procedures for equipment and for controllers, designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of equipment.
Part 1 sets out the duties of controllers in relation to holding information, notifying the Secretary of accidents, operating equipment safely, and repairing and altering equipment.
Part 2 deals with the duties of employees, controllers, manufacturers, and suppliers in relation to unsafe equipment.
Part 3 sets out the duties of designers, manufacturers, and suppliers in relation to equipment covered by these regulations. The duties are complementary to those imposed by Part 7 of the Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995.
Part 4 deals with the functions and recognition of inspection bodies and qualification issuing agencies; the functions of design verifiers and equipment inspectors; and the certification of quality management systems in relation to equipment.
Part 5 provides for matters relating to certificates of design verification, certificates of inspection, and certificates of competence.
Regulation 39 provides that a failure to observe any of the duties set out in the these regulations constitutes an offence.
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 27 May 1999.
These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.

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