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Redundant safety regulations removed

08 April 2013

From April 6, new regulations that repeal and revoke a number of statutory instruments came into force with the aim of making  health and safety legislation both simpler and clearer. The Health and Safety Executive stresses that the changes do not compromise essential health and safety protections, but are aimed at making the legislative framework easier to understand. 

Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 repeal one Act and revoke 12 instruments (plus a related provision in the Factories Act 1961), which, according to the HSE, have either been superseded by more up-to-date regulations, are redundant, or do not deliver their intended benefits. 

The full list of measures being removed are:

*Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922
*Gasholders (Record of Examinations) Order 1938
*Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing Regulations 1960
*Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974
*Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922 (Exemptions) Regulations 1980
*Gasholders and Steam Boilers (Metrication) Regulations 1981
*Locomotives, etc. Regulations 1906 (Metrication) Regulations 1981
*Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances Regulations 1982
*Docks, Shipbuilding, etc. (Metrication) Regulations 1983
*Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989
*Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances (Amendment) Regulations 2002 
*Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010
*Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes (Amendment) Regulations 2010.




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