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§ 38 Plans for working hours schemes and offshore periods

Section 10-3, first sentence, of the Working Environment Act does not apply to the scope of these regulations.
The operator or the party responsible for operating a facility, shall ensure that plans are prepared for working hours schemes and offshore periods to be practised, both for its own employees and for employees of contractors and subcontractors.
The employees shall be informed of these plans as early as possible, and no later than when they arrive at the facility.
Section last changed: 01 January 2011

Section 10-3, first sentence of the Working Environment Act, is exempted to clarify that this is a special rule. The second, third and fourth sentences apply to the offshore petroleum activities.
As regards the section's provisions regarding offshore periods, they also apply for employees in management or particularly independent positions, as the Working Environment Act does not govern this matter. Therefore, the exception in Section 10-12, first and second subsection of the Working Environment Act does not include these provisions.
According to the second subsection, the employees shall be informed of the plans as mentioned in the first subsection, no later than upon arrival at the facility, which means before their first work period. If the overview is not available, it shall be presumed that the employees will enter the normal scheme for the employee group in question on the facility from the time work starts. According to Section 10-3 of the Working Environment Act, the overview of working hours schemes and offshore periods shall be prepared in cooperation with the employee organisations or their representatives. The working environment committee shall process health and welfare matters in relation to working hours schemes, cf. Section 7-2, second subsection litera f of the Working Environment Act.