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Statutory Instruments owned and enforced by HSE/local authorities

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Statutory instruments

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Table containing data relating to Statutory Instruments owned and enforced by HSE/local authorities.
Name of Regulation Year S.I. no. Subject Regulation Status:
Substantive or Administrative?
Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1639) 2014 1639 Explosives Substantive
Adventure Activities (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/1359) 2004    1359 Adventure Activities Licensing Administrative 
Adventure Activities (Licensing) (Designation) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/447) 2007 447 Adventure Activities Licensing Administrative 
Adventure Activities Licensing (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/446) 2007 446 Adventure Activities Licensing Administrative 
Adventure Activities Licensing (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1973) 2008 1973 Adventure Activities Licensing Administrative 
Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/1309) 2004 1309 Adventure Activities Licensing Substantive
Agriculture (Metrication) Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981/1414) 1981 1414 Agriculture Administrative 
Agriculture (Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1975 (S.I. 1975/46) 1975 46 Agriculture Administrative 
Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I.1990/1075) 1990 1075 Agriculture Administrative 
Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulations 1974 (S.I. 1974/2034) 1974 2034 Agriculture Substantive
Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1506) 2013 1506 Biocides Substantive 
Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/2038) 1995 2038 See HSE home page Substantive
Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1713) 1997 1713 Confined spaces Substantive
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/51) 2015 320 Construction Substantive
Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/1140) 2010 1140 Radiation - optical Substantive
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/632) 2012 632 Asbestos Substantive
Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/2676) 2002 2676 Lead Substantive
Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/483) 2005 483 COMAH Substantive
Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1643) 2005 1643 Noise Substantive
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/978) 2003 978 COSHH Administrative 
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/3386) 2004 3386 COSHH Administrative 
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/2677) 2002 2677 COSHH Substantive
Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1093) 2005 1093 Vibration Substantive
Dangerous Substances (Notification and Marking of Sites) Regulations 1990 (S.I. 1990/304) 1990 304 Dangerous substances Substantive
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/2776) 2002 2776 Dangerous substances (Fire and explosion) Substantive
Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/37) 1987 37 Dangerous substances (Explosives) Substantive
Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2776) 1997 2776 Diving Substantive
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (S.I. 1989/635) 1989 635 Electrical safety Substantive
Employers’ Health and Safety Policy Statements (Exception) Regulations 1975 (S.I. 1975/1584) 1975 1584 General Administrative 
Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Health and Safety) (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/1666) 2013 1666 See HSE home page Administrative
Explosives Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1638) 2014 1638 Explosives Substantive
Factories Act 1961 and Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/605) 2009 605 See HSE home page Administrative 
Factories Act 1961 etc (Metrication) Regulations 1983 (S.I. 1983/978) 1983 978 See HSE home page Administrative 
Factories Act 1961 etc (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974 (S.I. 1974/1941) 1974 1941 See HSE home page Administrative 
Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 (S.I. 1984/1890) 1984 1890 Freight Containers Substantive
Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/2451) 1998 2451 Gas - domestic Substantive
Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/551) 1996 551 Gas - supply Substantive
Gas Safety (Rights of Entry) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/2535) 1996 2535 Gas - domestic Substantive
Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1663) 2014 166e Genetically modified organisms  
Health and Safety (Agriculture) (Miscellaneous Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1976 (S.I. 1976/1247) 1976 1247 Agriculture Administrative 
Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1513) 1996 1513 Workers Substantive
Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/2792) 1992 2792 Offices Substantive
Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/494) 1998 494 Local authorities Administrative 
Health and Safety (First- Aid) Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981/917) 1981 917 First aid Substantive
Health and Safety and Nuclear (Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/363) 2015 363 Fee for Intervention Administrative 
Health and Safety (Leasing Arrangements) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1524) 1992 1524 See HSE home page Administrative 
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/693) 2009 693 Mining Administrative 
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/2174) 2002 2174 See HSE home page Administrative 

Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Metrication etc) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1811)

1992 1811 See HSE home page Administrative
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals and Revocations) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/486) 2014 486 See HSE home page Administrative
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals, Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/448) 2013 448 See 'Repeals, revocations and amendments' page Administrative
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1512) 2013 1512 See HSE home page Administrative
Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/1537) 2012 1537 See HSE home page Administrative
Identification and Traceability of Explosives Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/449) 2013 449 Explosives Substantive
Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/341) 1996 341 Safety Signs Substantive
Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013 (S.I.  2013/645) 2013 645 Sharps Injuries Substantive
Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. 1990/1380) 1990 1380 Workers Substantive
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Civil Liability) (Exceptions) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1667) 2013 1667 See HSE home page Administrative
Health and Safety at Work etc. 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2013 2013 240 Offshore Substantive
Health and Safety Information for Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/606) 2009 606 Business Administrative 
Health and Safety Information for Employees (Modifications and Repeals) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/2923) 1995 2923 Workers Administrative
Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989 (S.I. 1989/682) 1989 682 Workers Substantive
Health and Safety Inquiries (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. 1976/1246) 1976 1246 See HSE home page Administrative 
Health and Safety Inquiries (Procedure) Regulations 1975 (S.I. 1975/335) 1975 335 See HSE home page Administrative 
Heavy Fuel Oil (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/162) 2014 162 COMAH Substantive
Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3232) 1999 3232 Radiation Substantive
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/2307) 1998 2307 Work equipment Substantive
Loading and Unloading of Fishing Vessels Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988/1656) 1988 1656 Ports Substantive
Management of Health and Safety at Work and Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2457) 2003 2457 Fire Administrative
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3242) 1999 3242 Risk Substantive
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/2793) 1992 2793 Manual handling Substantive
Mines Regulations 2014 (S.I.2014/3248) 2014 3248 Mining Substantive
Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992 (S.I.1992/2225) 1992 2225 Biosafety - legionnaires Administrative 
Offshore Electricity and Noise Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1993) 1997 1993 Offshore Administrative 
Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/398) 2015 398 Offshore Substantive
Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/743) 1995 743 Offshore Substantive
Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989 (S.I. 1989/971) 1989 971 Offshore Substantive
Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989 (S.I. 1989/1671) 1989 1671 Offshore Substantive
Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/913) 1996 913 Offshore Substantive 
Offshore Safety (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/1823) 1993 1823 Offshore Administrative
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/2966) 1992 2966 See HSE home page Substantive 
Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1637) 2014 1637 Fire Substantive 
Pipe- lines Act 1962 (Repeals and Modifications) Regulations 1974 (S.I. 1974/1986) 1974 1986 Pipelines Administrative 
Pipelines Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2563) 2003 2563 Pipelines Administrative
Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/825) 1996 825 Pipelines Substantive
Police (Health and Safety) Regulations 1999 + (Commencement) Order (S.I. 1999/860) 1999 860 Police Services Substantive
Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/128) 2000 128 General Substantive
Prevention of Accidents to Children in Agriculture Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/3262) 1998 3262 Agriculture Substantive
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/2306) 1998 2306 Work equipment Substantive
Quarries Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2024) 1999 2024 Quarries Substantive
Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/2975) 2001 2975 Radiation Administrative
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/1471) 2013 1471 RIDDOR Substantive
Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (S.I. 1977/500) 1977 500 Safety representatives Substantive
Submarine Pipe-lines (Inspectors etc) Regulations 1977 (S.I. 1977/835) 1977 835 Pipelines Administrative 
Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/114) 2007 114 Falls from height Administrative
Work at Height Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/735) 2005 735 Falls from height Substantive
Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1656) 1996 1656 Compressed air Substantive
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/3004) 1992 3004 See HSE home page Substantive
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