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Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001
Repealed version for 7 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 (accessed 10 December 2019 at 10:51)
Designer to control risks
A designer must design plant so that risks associated with the manufacture, installation, erection, commissioning, use, repair, dismantling, storage and disposal of the plant are eliminated or, if this is not reasonably practicable, are controlled.In controlling risks, the designer must ensure that the plant is designed:having regard to ergonomic principles, andso that safe access can be gained to the various components for purposes of maintenance, adjustment, repair and cleaning, andso that the build up of unwanted substances or materials that create a risk is minimised, andin the case of plant designed to work near electrical conductors, having regard to such safety requirements as insulation, earthing and appropriate access to controls.Maximum penalty: Level 4.