523. Health and safety regulations.

The Secretary of State1 has power under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to make health and safety regulations2 for the general purposes of the health, safety and welfare provisions3 of that Act4. Without prejudice to the generality of this power, these regulations may for any of those general purposes make provision for specified purposes5.

The power to make health and safety regulations8 includes power, in relation to any requirement of any such regulations that a person carrying on coal-mining operations9 is to be a participant in a mine rescue team10 approved by the Secretary of State,