Section 1-2. Scope

The regulations apply to the performance of work, to the use of work equipment and to technical requirements of the work equipment.
Chapter 2 of the regulations concerning a substance index does not apply to hazardous chemicals in transit through or stored as transit goods in Norway, unless they are subject to treatment or processing.
Chapter 26 of the regulations concerning work under water or under increased ambient pressure does not apply to:
  1. a.
    members of the Police Emergency Response Unit, when diving is necessary in order to carry out duties assigned to the police;
  2. b.
    conscripts and military service personnel in the Norwegian Armed Forces who carry out diving as a military activity.
The provisions on diving certificates in Chapter 26 do not apply to research and healthcare personnel who must carry out necessary work in pressurised hyperbaric chambers.
Sections 4-4, 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 13-1, 13-2, 13-3, 13-4, 25-1 and 27-4, and Chapters 5, 17, 20, 24, 26, 28 and 29 of the regulations do not apply to offshore petroleum activities or activities at onshore facilities as mentioned in Section 6(e) of the Framework Regulations.
The regulations apply to Svalbard:
  1. a.
    with the exception of the provisions of Sections 10-1 to 10-3 and Chapter 13;
  2. b.
    unless otherwise provided for in the Regulations of 18 January 1993 No 33 relating to the coal mines on Svalbard.