Commentary

(6) Offshore workers and work outside Great Britain

Division CI Working Time
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(6) Offshore workers and work outside Great Britain

| Commentary

(6)     Offshore workers and work outside Great Britain

The WTR as originally made applied to Great Britain only (WTR SI 1998/1833 reg 1(2)). However, by the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003, specific provision was made for offshore workers, subject to the averaging period for maximum weekly working hours being extended to 52 weeks (WTR SI 1998/1833 reg 25B; 'offshore worker' is defined in reg 2(1)). The question whether this extended the application of the WTR to offshore workers based outside territorial waters but within the UK sector of the Continental Shelf was resolved by a further

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