Legislation

26th May 2016

SI 2016/602

SI 2016/602. The Energy Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1 and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2016. Comes into force 12th June. Applies to Sections 1 (1 to 3), 3, 4, 5, 13, 14. 78 and 83 of the Act.

24th May 2016

SI 2016/588

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016. Coming into force 1st July.

Part 2 sets out the main duties for employers under the Regulations. Part 3 sets out supplementary duties and gives the Health and Safety Executive limited powers to exempt employers from specific duties.

The main duties and provisions in Parts 2 and 3 of these Regulations are as follows— (a) employers must ensure that employees are not exposed to electromagnetic field levels in excess of prescribed exposure limits. These limits are contained in Part 2 of the Schedule; (b)all employers must assess the levels of electromagnetic fields to which their employees may be exposed (c)all employers must make and implement an action plan to reduce exposure levels and assess the risks posed to their employees (i) identified risks must be eliminated or reduced to a minimum and (ii) appropriate information and training must be provided to employees

23rd May 2016

WSI 2016/410

The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. These Regulations amend the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010 (WSI 2010/994) with respect to potable water supplied in Wales. Came into force 14th April. There is a new regulation 6A on monitoring for radon, tritium and indicative dose. There is also a new Schedule 2A (radioactive substances parameters), a new Schedule 3A (monitoring of radioactive substances) and a new Schedule 5 (monitoring for indicative dose and analytical performance characteristics).