Tag Archive for Tag: regulations

Tag: regulations Other major regulations

In addition to the legislation covered earlier in this chapter the following are worthy of note. Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 Regulations (PUWER) generally require that equipment provided for use at work is suitable, safe for use,  maintained in a safe condition, and in certain applications inspected. Personnel using work equipment should have adequate information, instruction and training. Suitable safety measures, for

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Tag: regulations The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

the implementation into UK law of EC Directive 92/57/EEC referred to in Section 10.2 above, and replaced many previous regulations. They address specifically the following: • safe places of work; • prevention of falls; • falls through fragile material; • falling materials or objects; • the stability of structures; • demolition and dismantling work; • explosives; • excavations; • cofferdams and caissons;

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Tag: regulations Risk assessment

Risk assessment forms an integral part of the design function when a decision has to be taken between the risk to health and safety and other design considerations. Risk is defined as the likelihood of potential harm from a hazard being realized. Ahazard includes articles, substances, plant or machines, methods of work, the working environment and other aspects of work environment with the potential to

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Tag: regulations The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations – known as ‘the Management Regulations’ – were first published in 1992 but were later revoked and replaced by the same titled regulations of 1999 (SI 1999/3242). They implement EC Directive 89/391/EEC (known as ‘the Framework Directive’) which was passed to encourage improvements in the health and safety of workers at work. Although the

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Tag: regulations Approved Code of Practice under CDM Regulations

To clarify requirements of the CDM Regulations the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) published an Approved Code of Practice and Guidance on the CDM Regulations in late 2001 called ‘Managing Health and Safety in Construction’ (HSG 224) which came into force on 1 February 2002. Although it made no changes to the regulations, it set out in clearer terms the legal responsibilities imposed by CDM

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Tag: regulations Training

As part of the drive towards safer designs and safer sites there has been a big increase in training in the years since the CDM Regulations were introduced. Staff and operatives at all levels are expected to have attained a suitable level of knowledge and competence for their role. For example a graduate engineer will be expected to know about the relevant legislation

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Tag: regulations The Health and Safety File required under CDM Regulations

The purpose of the Health and Safety File is to provide clients, and those who may do work for them in future, with information on any residual risks remaining within the finished structure. This may be needed for cleaning and maintenance, future construction or alteration and eventual demolition. The planning supervisor has a duty to ensure that the file is prepared and passed to the

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Tag: regulations The Health and Safety Plan required under CDM Regulations

The CDM Regulations require that a Health and Safety Plan be developed pre-tender and then continued and modified in the construction phase. The pre-tender plan is to help potential contractors understand the specific risks of a site and the work to be undertaken. It is drawn together from an assessment of the site and information from the designers. The aim is to target key

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Tag: regulations The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (SI 1994/3140) – known generally as ‘the CDM Regulations’ – came into full effect on 1 January 1996. They implement EC Directive 92/57/EEC which set out minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites. The regulations brought major changes to construction health and safety, explicitly bringing clients and designers into the process for the first

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Tag: regulations Legal framework

The law relating to health and safety has evolved on two fronts: by statute and through the common law. Until the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974 was enacted, there was no real framework to the law on health and safety in the UK. Previous legislation consisted of prescriptive rules which employers were required to follow. Lord Robens was instrumental in

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