Special health and safety hazards
In addition to general duties that employers and employees have to themselves and each other to ensure health and safety in the workplace, there are regulations to deal with particular hazards and for industries where hazards are particularly high.
Some special health and safety regulations
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) lists a number of important pieces of health and safety legislation and covers such things as:
- the requirements for work with visual display units, using protective clothing and machinery at work
- using protective clothing and machinery at work
- moving objects manually
- the requirements for first aid and reporting injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences
- noise at work
- electricity at work
- the control of hazardous substances
Additionally, specific regulations cover particular areas, including lead, asbestos, chemicals, construction work, and gas safety. Visit the HSENI website for the many ways in which they can help you with particular issues like those listed above.
Carriage of Explosives
The transport of explosives is covered by international agreements and European directives. All businesses and individuals must ensure they are fully informed of the correct way to transport explosives to comply with safety standards and reduce the risk of incident.
- Carriage of dangerous goods: approved derogations and transitional provisions (PDF 546 KB)
- Help with PDF files
This document should be read in conjunction with:
- The Carriage of Explosives Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (UK Legislation website)
- The Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2012 (legislation.gov.uk website)
- European Agreement concerning the International carriage of dangerous goods by road (UNECE website)
- Explosives Industry Group - Industry Guide and Code of Practice for the Classification and Labelling of Explosives (including mixed packages) in Northern Ireland (Explosive Industry Group website)