Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 come into force

Implementation date: 16 June 2005

The Regulations control the number of hours drivers in the road transport sector are allowed to work. They limit working time to an average 48-hour week, normally calculated over a 17-week period (but calculated over a 26-week period, if subject to an agreement). A maximum of 60 hours can be worked in a single week, providing the average 48-hour limit is not exceeded. Night workers will also be restricted to 10 hours working time for any 24-hour period, although this can be altered by agreement. The  Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.