Are there any occasions when the safety officer does not have to carry out his statutory duties?

Yes. He is not required to take any of the actions listed in the last answer at a time when emergency action to safeguard life or the ship is being taken.

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Can the safety officer order the resumption of any work that he has ordered to be stopped?

What are the statutory duties of a safety officer under The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations?