738. Health and safety regulations applying to borehole sites and operations.

The Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995 do not apply to offshore installations or activities carried out from such installations1. Subject to that, they apply to a self-employed person2 as they apply to an employer and as if that self-employed person were both an employer and an employee3.

Where the owner4 is not himself the operator5 of a borehole site6, he must furnish the operator with all information in his possession needed to enable the operator to perform his duties under the relevant regulations7. In addition to any other duties imposed on the operator by those regulations, it is his duty to exercise overall control of the borehole site and to co-ordinate the measures taken by himself and every employer and self-employed person at the site to comply with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon them by or under the relevant statutory provisions8. In relation to a borehole site, any duty imposed on an employer by those regul