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Part A BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, 30TH MAY, 2022

Bill re Safety and Health at Work (Amendment) Act, 2022.
S.I. 2022 No. 45: Road Traffic (Barbados Rally Club, “King of The Hill” and “SOL Rally Barbados”) Directions, 2022.
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SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2022
OBJECTS AND REASONS
This Bill would amend the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap. 356 to make provision for
(a)
the certificate issued by the Chief Fire Officer, relating to a fire escape, to be displayed in the workplace and maintained in the general register;

(b)
the making of regulations respecting the right to refuse to carry out tasks where there is imminent danger to the health and safety of an employee;

(c)
the making of regulations respecting forms and fees; and

(d)
related matters.

SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2022

A Bill entitled
An Act to amend the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap. 356 to make better provision for the issue of certificates by the Chief Fire Officer and to extend the power to make regulations.
ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:
Short title

  1. This Act may be cited as the Safety and Health at Work (Amendment) Act, 2022.
    Amendment of section 33 of Cap. 356
  2. Section 33 of the Safety and Health at Work Act, Cap. 356, in this Act referred to as the principal Act, is amended
    (a)
    in paragraph (c) of subsection (6), by deleting the word “inflammable” and substituting the word “flammable”;

(b)
by deleting subsection (7) and substituting the following:

“(7) Where a certificate of the Chief Fire Officer is issued in accordance with subsection (5),
(a)
an original copy shall be displayed in a conspicuous place at the workplace for the benefit of employees and persons who visit the premises in connection with work;

(b)
one duplicate copy shall be lodged on the general register; and

(c)
one duplicate copy shall be forwarded by the Chief Fire Officer to the Chief Labour Officer.”.

Amendment of section 34 of Cap. 356

  1. Section 34 of the principal Act is amended in subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) by deleting the word “inflammable” and substituting the word “flammable”.
    Amendment of section 35 of Cap. 356
  2. Section 35 of the principal Act is amended in paragraph (c) of subsection (3) by deleting the word “inflammable” and substituting the word “flammable”.
    Amendment of section 36 of Cap. 356
  3. Section 36 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by deleting paragraph (d) and substituting the following:
    “(d) the length of time within which he is required to comply with any requirement made under section 33, 35 or 37; or”.
    Amendment of section 63 of Cap. 356
  4. Section 63 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (9) by deleting the words “section 85” and substituting the words “section 86”.
    Amendment of section 65 of Cap. 356
  5. Section 65 of the principal Act is amended by deleting subsection (6) and substituting the following:
    “(6) Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4), where less than 10 persons or such other number as the Chief Labour Officer may determine are employed, or the only persons employed are members of the same family, the Chief Labour Officer may permit the operation of a workplace with such modifications to the requirements of this section as he deems proper.”.
    Amendment of section 79 of Cap. 356
  6. Section 79 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (4) by deleting the words “section 32” and substituting the words “section 33”.
    Amendment of section 93 of Cap. 356
  7. Section 93 of the principal Act is amended by deleting subsection (2) and substituting the following:
    “(2) The occupier referred to in subsection (1) shall keep in the general register the following information:
    (a)
    a copy of all accident reports sent to the Chief Labour Officer;

(b)
a copy of the certificate of the Chief Fire Officer relating to means of escape in case of fire;

(c)
a certificate of examination of an air receiver;

(d)
a certificate of examination of a boiler;

(e)
a certificate of examination of hoists and lifts;

(f)
a certificate in respect of any other examination required under this Act;

(g)
a certificate of exemption in respect of a workplace or category of workplace;

(h)
any other report and particulars required by any other provision of this Act to be entered into or attached to the general register;

(i)
any reports regarding the safety and health conditions in the workplace; and

(j)
any other matter as may be prescribed.”.

Amendment of section 108 of Cap. 356

  1. Section 108 of the principal Act is amended in subsection (1) by
    (a) inserting immediately after paragraph (g) the following new paragraphs:
    “(h) respecting the right to refuse to carry out tasks where there is imminent danger to the health and safety of an employee;
    (i)
    prescribing the forms to be used for the purposes of this Act;

(j)
prescribing the fees to be paid for services provided under this Act;”; and

(b) renumbering paragraph (h) as paragraph (k).
Amendment of section 109 of Cap. 356

  1. Section 109 of the principal Act is amended
    (a)
    in subsection (1) by inserting the words “or employer” immediately after the word “occupier”;

(b)
in subsection (3) by inserting the words “, employer” immediately after the word “occupier” wherever it appears; and

(c)
in subsection (4) by inserting the words “or employer” immediately after the word “occupier”.

Amendment of section 110 of Cap. 356

  1. Section 110 of the principal Act is amended by deleting the words “owner or occupier” wherever they appear and substituting the words “occupier, employer or owner”.
    Amendment of section 111 of Cap. 356
  2. Section 111 of the principal Act is amended
    (a)
    in subsection (1) by inserting the words “, employer” immediately after the word “occupier”; and

(b)
by deleting subsection (2) and substituting the following:

“(2) Where an extension is allowed under subsection (1), the occupier, employer or owner is not liable in respect of any continuation of the contravention during the extended time, but if, after the expiration of the time as originally specified or as extended, the order is not complied with, the occupier, employer or owner, as the case maybe, is liable to a fine of $100 for each day on which the non-compliance continues after the date on which the conviction was first obtained.”.
Insertion of new section 136A into Cap. 356

  1. The principal Act is amended by inserting the following new section immediately after section 136:
    “Act binds State
    136A. This Act shall bind the State.”.

Read three times and passed the House of Assembly this day of , 2022.
Speaker
Read three times and passed the Senate this day of , 2022.
President
PARLIAMENT
FIRST SESSION OF 2022-2027
BILL
cited as the Safety and Health at Work (Amendment) Act, 2022
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DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY THE CHIEF TECHNICAL
OFFICER WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR ROAD
TRAFFIC UNDER REGULATION 88
OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC
REGULATIONS, 1984

  1. These directions may be cited as the Road Traffic (Barbados Rally Club, “King of The Hill” and “SOL Rally Barbados”) Directions, 2022.
  2. The following roads will be closed during the specified periods:
    On Sunday May 29, 2022
    (a) Between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. in the parish of Saint Thomas, the section of road known as Dukes road, commencing from the junction with Hangman’s  Hill, proceeding in a northerly direction on the said Dukes road, continuing in a westerly direction on Dukes and Content roads and finishing at the junction of Content and Rock Hall roads.
    On Saturday June 4, 2022
    (b) Between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the parish of Saint Lucy, the section of road known as Collins road, commencing from the junction with the Baltic road, proceeding
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    in a westerly direction on the said Collins road, continuing in a north westerly direction on Alexandria and Cottage roads, proceeding in a northerly direction on Pickerings and Spring Hall roads, continuing in a westerly and northerly direction on Mount Poyer and Harris’ roads and finishing at the junction with Bright Hall road.
    (c)
    Between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. in the parish of Saint Andrew, the section of road known as Haggatts road, commencing from the junction with Coggins Hill, proceeding in a southerly direction on the said Haggatts road and St. Sylvans road (Dark Hole), continuing in an easterly direction on Saddle Back road, proceeding in a northerly direction on Upper Parks and Bissex roads, continuing in an easterly direction on Springfield road and finishing at the junction with Ermie Bourne Highway.

(d)
Between the hours of 11.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. in the parishes of Saint Philip, Saint John and Saint George, the section of road known as Featherbed Lane, commencing at the junction with Halton road, proceeding in a northerly direction on the said Featherbed Lane, continuing in a northerly direction on Cliff road, proceeding in a westerly direction on Guinea road, continuing in a southerly and westerly direction on Kendal road, proceeding in a southerly direction on Woodland road, continuing in a northerly direction on Ellesmere road and finishing at the junction with Todds road.

On Sunday June 5, 2022
(e) Between the hours of 11.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the parish of Saint Lucy, the section of road known as Collins road, commencing from the junction with the Baltic road, proceeding in a westerly direction on the said Collins road, continuing in a north westerly direction on Alexandria and Cottage roads, proceeding in a northerly direction on Pickerings and Spring
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Hall roads, continuing in a westerly and northerly direction on Mount Poyer and Harris’ roads and finishing at the junction with Bright Hall road.
(f)
Between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the parish of Saint Andrew, the section of road known as Haggatts road, commencing from the junction with Coggins Hill, proceeding in a southerly direction on the said Haggatts road and St. Sylvans road (Dark Hole), continuing in an easterly direction on Saddle Back road, proceeding in a northerly direction on Upper Parks and Bissex roads, continuing in an easterly direction on Springfield road and finishing at the junction with Ermie Bourne Highway.

(g)
Between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the parishes of Saint Philip, Saint John and Saint George, the section of road known as Featherbed Lane, commencing at the junction with Halton road, proceeding in a northerly direction on the said Featherbed Lane, continuing in a northerly direction on Cliff road, proceeding in a westerly direction on Guinea road, continuing in a southerly and westerly direction on Kendal road, proceeding in a southerly direction on Woodland road, continuing in a northerly direction on Ellesmere road and finishing at the junction with Todds road.

(h)
Between the hours of 4.00 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. in the parish of Saint Philip, the section of road known as Fairfield road, commencing from the junction with Sandford road, proceeding in a westerly direction on the said Fairfield road and finishing at the junction of Fairfield road and Bushy Park road.

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  1. Any person who contravenes these directions or fails to comply with the orders given by a member of the Barbados Police Service in uniform commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fi ne of $500.00 or imprisonment for a term of six (6) months.
  2. These rules do not apply to vehicles used by the Barbados Police Service, the Fire Service or any Ambulance Service.

Given by the Chief Technical Officer this 25th day of May, 2022.
CHERYL BENNETT-INNISS
Chief Technical Officer.

Approved by the Minister this 25th day of May, 2022.
S. BRADSHAW
Minister responsible for Transport, Works and Water Resources.

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