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CD226 - Removal of the docks form

This consultation ended on 22 January 2010

This consultation covers proposals to remove the requirement of Docks Regulations 1988, Reg 8(2)(f), to complete a ‘certificate of thorough examination of certain vessels used for transporting persons by water’ (also known as ‘the docks form’).  HSE regards the requirement discussed in this document as unnecessary.  We have committed to considering its removal in our ‘2008 Simplification Plan'.

We are proposing to abolish the requirement to complete a docks form because it seems the requirement to complete the form is obsolete, other more relevant legislation and guidance being available.  We are inviting those who could be affected to give us their views.

The initial question is about whether or not you agree with our view that the need for this docks form should be removed from the Regulations.  The subsequent questions ask if any problems or issues would arise as a result of this docks form being removed.  There is a final question asking if you would like to make any further comment on this proposal that you have not been able to make so far.

To present your views, please make use of the online questionnaire, or download a form to complete. Your views will then be considered alongside those of other respondents to the consultation. While we will acknowledge all the responses that we receive, we do not intend to respond individually to each comment made. However, the collated comments and responses will be available for examination at the HSE Knowledge Centre in Bootle. We have followed the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Consultation.

  • View the consultative document.
  • Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a form to complete.

Responses should be sent by 22 January 2010 to:

Mike McGrath
Policy and Delivery Adviser
Health and Safety Executive
5 S.G Redgrave Court Merton Road Bootle
L20 7HS
Updated 2019-04-11