New Health and Safety Regulations

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment has, on 27 June 2012, made a Statutory Rule entitled “The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012” (S.R. 2012 No. 255).

The Regulations, will come into operation on 30 July 2012, and will increase the fees payable in relation to (i) licences for storing petroleum-spirit, (ii) certain statutory medical examinations or medical surveillance by an employment medical adviser, (iii) licences to work with asbestos, (iv) approval of a scheme or programme for examination of freight containers, and (v) notifications of activities concerning genetically modified organisms.

The Regulations will revoke and re-enact the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. 2010 No. 60), which came into operation on 1 April 2010.

The Regulations will be included in the list of subordinate legislation on the HSENI website and in due course there will also be a link to a copy of the Regulations on the website http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr.

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