Proposals to replace the existing Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001 with a new 2013 Application Outside Great Britain Order

On 11 April 2012, the Health & Safety Executive in the United Kingdom, announced a proposal to replace the existing Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001 with a new 2013 Application Outside Great Britain Order. The agency is now seeking feedback on the new proposal. The new Order will: Ensure the statutory protection currently provided for in the 2001 Order and the 2011 Variation Order is maintained; Provide legal clarity for duty holders that HSE has the power to regulate activities associated with new emerging energy technologies (e.g. combustible gas storage, carbon dioxide storage and underground coal gasification); Simplify the new Order, by clarifying the definition of certain activities due to lessons learned based on operational experience. It is intended the new 2013 Order will come into force on 6th April 2013. Further information on the new proposal is available at: consultation

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