17th August 2017

SR 2017/ 156.

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017.  Comes into force 31st October.  Amends Regulation 3(2) of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1982 (SR 1982/429).  This amendment removes the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland to approve the training and qualification of appointed first-aid personnel.


10th August 2017

SI 2017/825.

The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) and the Port State Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 1st October.  These Regulations are made to support the operation of Regulation (EU) No. 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emisions from maritime transport. They also amend Merchant Shipping (Port State Control Regulations) 2011 (SI 2011/2601) to make it a requirement for an inspection under those regulations to include a check that the ship is carrying a document of compliance with the regulations.

21st July 2017

SI 2017/743.

The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2017. Comes into force 2nd August. These Regulations implement Commission Implementing Decision 2017/191/EU which amends Decision 2010/166/EU to introduce frequency bands for mobile communication services on board vessels in the European Union  These Regulations revoke the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Board Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/316).

These Regulations exempt the use of wireless telegraphy apparatus, on board British registered vessels within the territorial waters of the British Isles, which complies with certain terms, provisions and limitations, from the requirement to be licensed under section 8(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c.36).