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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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30.—(1) Where necessary in the interests of the health or safety of a person on a construction site, a sufficient number of suitable emergency routes and exits shall be provided to enable any person to reach a place of safety quickly in the event of danger.

(2) The matters in regulation 29(2) shall be taken into account when making provision under paragraph (1).

(3) An emergency route or exit shall lead as directly as possible to an identified safe area.

(4) An emergency route or exit and any traffic route giving access to it shall be kept clear and free from obstruction and, where necessary, provided with emergency lighting so that it may be used at any time.

(5) Each emergency route or exit shall be indicated by suitable signs.

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