The Working Time Regulations 1998: Guidance on the legislation

Appendix 1: Working Time Regulations and Amendments

The original Regulations have been amended and those amendments relevant to HSE are as follows:

  • The Working Time Regulations 1999 (SI 1999 No 3372): amended the requirements on opt-outs from the weekly working limit and unmeasured working time.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (SI 2001 No 3256): introduced changes to the entitlement to annual leave.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002 No 3128): introduced changes to implement elements of the Young Workers Directive.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI2003 No 1684): introduced changes to implement some previously excluded sectors and activities, and sets out the powers of inspectors.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 99): Revoked an exemption from maximum weekly working time limits and length of night work here a worker's working time was partly unmeasured or determined by the worker himself.
  • The Working time (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 2389): Confirms the definition of offshore work.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (SI2007 No 2079) increases annual leave entitlement.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI2009 No 1567): Introduces changes to working hours of some doctors in training employed in certain identified Health Authority areas.
  • The Working Time (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2013 (SI2013 No. 2228) make changes to the administration of annual leave in their application to workers employed in agriculture in England.

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