Updated to 5 March 2019 (Act No. 6 of 2019 and S.I. No. 78 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole act (except s. 4(3)) 1 November 1989 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 236 of 1989) art. 2
S. 4(3) 21 December 1995 for the purposes of the repeal or revocation of the enactments in the Schedule to S.I. No. 357 of 1995 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals and Revocations) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 357 of 1995), art. 2, schedule
S. 4(3)  31 August 2001 insofar as it applies to section 38 of the Factories Act 1955 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeal of Section 38 of Factories Act 1955) (Commencement) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 219 of 2001) art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. with transit. provns. 10/2005, ss. 1 (2), 4 (2) (3) (4), 32, 37 (4), 39 (6), 58 (8), sch. 2, pt. 1
Construed S.I. No. 77 of 1994, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 426 of 1992, regs. 1(2), 2
  S.I. No. 393 of 1992, regs. 2, 4(1)
  S.I. No. 157 of 1990, regs. 1(2), 3(1)
Cntc. in being of the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health 10/2005, ss. 1 (2), 32 (1) (a) (b) (4), 37 (4), 38 (4), 39 (6), sch. 5
Appl. S.I. No. 6 of 2001, par. 10(2)
  S.I. No. 77 of 1994, art. 5
Constr. of refs. S.I. No. 62 of 2004, reg. 2(5)
  S.I. No. 116 of 2003, reg. 3(1)
  S.I. No. 393 of 2000, reg. 3(1)
  S.I. No. 107 of 2000, reg. 2(4)
  S.I. No. 272 of 1995, reg. 4(1)
Inspector powers ext. S.I. No. 6 of 2001, reg. 10(2)
Powers created under in cert. circs. 34/2001, ss. 1(2), 16(5), 18(10)
Regs. made under clarified. 34/1994, ss. 1 (2), 18
Regs. without prejudice to application of Act or regs. thereunder S.I. No. 551 of 2006, regs. 2 , 24(2)
Saving for. S.I. No. 550 of 2004, regs. 2, 9(3)
  S.I. No. 476 of 2000, reg. 7(4)(d)
  S.I. No. 397 of 1996, reg. 14(3)
  S.I. No. 259 of 1995, reg. 13(3)
Trans. of functns. under. S.I. No. 18 of 1993, sch., pt. 1
S. 2(1), constr. of refs. to "existing enactments". S.I. No. 220 of 2003, reg. 2(4)
  S.I. No. 395 of 2002, reg. 2
  S.I. No. 518 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 15
  S.I. No. 476 of 2000, reg. 2
  S.I. No. 107 of 2000, reg. 2(4)
  S.I. No. 462 of 1998, reg. 3(4)
  S.I. No. 21 of 1992, reg. 2(2)(a)
  S.I. No. 289 of 1991, regs. 1(3), 3
  S.I. No. 152 of 1991, regs. 2, 4
  S.I. No. 157 of 1990, reg. 3(1)
  S.I. No. 251 of 1989, reg. 1(2), 2(1)
  S.I. No. 194 of 1989, reg. 2(2)
  S.I. No. 194 of 1989, reg. 2(2)(a)
S. 2(1)(c) (in pt.) rep. 31/1993, ss. 1(5), 4, sch. 1
S. 6(2)(e) saver S.I. No. 78 of 2001, reg. 10(1)
S. 12(3) appl. S.I. No. 11 of 2000, reg. 6(3)
S. 13 saving for S.I. No. 481 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 7(1)(a)
Pt. 3 (ss. 14-26), applic. ext. S.I. No. 393 of 2000, reg. 5
S. 33, applic. ext. S.I. No. 220 of 2003, reg. 6(1)
  S.I. No. 107 of 2000, reg. 6(1)
  S.I. No. 311 of 1997, reg. 10(3)(a)
S. 33(2) appl. S.I. No. 395 of 2002, reg. 6(3)
S. 34 applied with modifications S.I. No. 518 of 2001, regs. 1(2), 15
S. 34(4) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 37 saver S.I. No. 476 of 2000, reg. 34(3)
S. 39 saver S.I. No. 476 of 2000, reg. 34(3)
S. 39, appl. with ness. mods. S.I. No. 518 of 2001, reg. 14
S. 45, saver from disclosure. 13/1997, ss. 1(2), (3), 32 & sch. 3
S. 49(1) (2) (a) (3) (i) am. 20/1997, ss. 1(2), 41(1), (4)
S. 51(3) am. 20/1997, ss. 1(2), 38(a)
S. 51(4) am. 20/1997, ss. 1(2), 38(b)
S. 56, constr. of refs. am. 43/1998, ss. 13, 21(2)
S. 58(j) am. 20/1997, ss. 1(2), 41(2), (4)
Sch. 2, pt. II, constr. of refs. to "existing enactments". S.I. No. 395 of 2002, reg. 2
  S.I. No. 393 of 2000, reg. 3(1)
  S.I. No. 476 of 2000, reg. 2
Sch. 2, pt. 2, constr. of regs. S.I. No. 157 of 1990, reg. 3(1)
Sch. 3, col. (1) (2) am. 9/1991, ss. 5, 43 (2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 1(2) Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals and Revocations) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 357 of 1995)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 103 of 1990)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 237 of 1989)
S. 2(1) District Court (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 275 of 1989)
  District Court (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 275 of 1989)
S. 4(3) Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals and Revocations) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 357 of 1995)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 103 of 1990)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 (Repeals) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 237 of 1989)
S. 28 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Revocation) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 392 of 2005)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 277 of 2003)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Explosive Atmospheres) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 258 of 2003)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 53 of 2003)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 619 of 2001)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 481 of 2001)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Confined Spaces) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 218 of 2001)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 188 of 2001)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 78 of 2001)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Pregnant Employees Etc) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 218 of 2000)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Night Work and Shift Work) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 11 of 2000)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Fishing Vessels) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 325 of 1999)
  Safety, Health and Welfare At Work (Children and Young Persons) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 504 of 1998)
  Safety, Health and Welfare At Work (Night Work and Shift Work) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 485 of 1998)
  Safety, Health and Welfare At Work (Biological Agents) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 248 of 1998)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Extractive Industries) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 467 of 1997)
  Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act 1989 (Miscellaneous Welfare Provisions) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 358 of 1995)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 138 of 1995)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Signs) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 132 of 1995)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Pregnant Employees etc) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 446 of 1994)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 445 of 1994)
  Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 146 of 1994)
  Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 80 of 1993)
  Safety, Health and Welfare At Work (General Application) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 44 of 1993)
  Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989 (Control of Specific Substances and Activities) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 285 of 1991)
  Dangerous Substances (Storage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 201 of 1990)