Consultation outcome

Simplifying merchant shipping health and safety legislation

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Simplifying health and safety regulations

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Detail of outcome

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Detail of feedback received

The majority of those consulted supported the proposed revocation. One organisation raised concerns about the loss of clear cut standards and the need for enforceability, and three organisations opposed on the grounds that enforcement of the current standards for means of access and safe movement on board ship would be difficult without the prescriptive regulations in place.

MCA has considered these issues and is satisfied that it will still be entirely possible to enforce agreed best practice standards. The Marine Guidance Notes (MGNs), which will contain the standards have been modified to address this concern.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeking views on the impact of cancelling 3 sets of merchant shipping health and safety regulations.

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Consultation description

As part of the Red Tape Challenge we propose to revoke:

Safety standards will be maintained under the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997.

We seek your views on the likely impact both in safety and in cost terms of removing this legislation.

Documents

Simplifying merchant shipping health and safety legislation consultation including appendices

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Simplifying merchant shipping health and safety legislation letter

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Published 19 May 2014
Last updated 4 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the outcome from the simplifying of health and safety regulations consultation.
  2. First published.