Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016

Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016

The Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas 2016 [SI 2016: No. 721] came into force on 1 October 2016.  

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/721/regulation/22/made  

HSE have published their supporting Approved Code of Practice - L155 - Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016. Approved Code of Practice and guidance.  

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l155.htm  

The guidance provides practical advice for anyone involved in activities in ports, harbours, jetties, docks and wharves on how to comply with duties under the Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016.

The purpose of the regulations is to put in place specific measures to reduce the risk of a serious incident occurring when dangerous goods pass through harbours and harbour areas. They contain a set of safety provisions for dutyholders aimed at safeguarding ports against major accidents involving dangerous goods by coordinating activities between ship and shore.  

The new Regulations modernises and simplifies the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR), removing redundant and superseded sections while retaining proportionate protections.  Consequently, the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) were revoked from the same date. 

The supporting ACOP (COP 18) and guidance document HS(R)27 have also been withdrawn.  

More information is available on the HSE website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/ports/dangerous-goods.htm

3 October 2016

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