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The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Persons upon whom duties are imposed by these Regulations

  6. 5.Safe places of work

  7. 6.Falls

  8. 7.Fragile material

  9. 8.Falling objects

  10. 9.Stability of structures

  11. 10.Demolition or dismantling

  12. 11.Explosives

  13. 12.Excavations

  14. 13.Cofferdams and caissons

  15. 14.Prevention of drowning

  16. 15.Traffic routes

  17. 16.Doors and gates

  18. 17.Vehicles

  19. 18.Prevention of risk from fire etc.

  20. 19.Emergency routes and exits

  21. 20.Emergency procedures

  22. 21.Fire detection and fire-fighting

  23. 22.Welfare facilities

  24. 23.Fresh air

  25. 24.Temperature and weather protection

  26. 25.Lighting

  27. 26.Good order

  28. 27.Plant and equipment

  29. 28.Training

  30. 29.Inspection

  31. 30.Reports

  32. 31.Exemption certificates

  33. 32.Extension outside Great Britain

  34. 33.Enforcement in respect of fire

  35. 34.Modifications

  36. 35.Revocations

  37. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REQUIREMENTS FOR GUARD-RAILS ETC.

      1. 1.A guard-rail, toe-board, barrier or other similar means of protection...

      2. 2.Any structure or any part of a structure which supports...

      3. 3.The main guard-rail or other similar means of protection shall...

      4. 4.There shall not be an unprotected gap exceeding 470 millimetres...

      5. 5.Toe-boards or other similar means of protection shall not be...

      6. 6.Guard-rails, toe-boards, barriers and other similar means of protection shall...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING PLATFORMS

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Condition of surfaces

      3. 3.Stability of supporting structure

      4. 4.Stability of working platform

      5. 5.Safety on working platforms

      6. 6.Loading

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONAL SUSPENSION EQUIPMENT

      1. 1.Personal suspension equipment shall be suitable and of sufficient strength...

      2. 2.Personal suspension equipment shall be securely attached to a structure...

      3. 3.Suitable and sufficient steps shall be taken to prevent any...

      4. 4.Personal suspension equipment shall be installed or attached in such...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF ARRESTING FALLS

      1. 1.In this Schedule, “equipment” means any equipment provided for the...

      2. 2.The equipment shall be suitable and of sufficient strength to...

      3. 3.The equipment shall be securely attached to a structure or...

      4. 4.Suitable and sufficient steps shall be taken to ensure, so...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REQUIREMENTS FOR LADDERS

      1. 1.Any surface upon which a ladder rests shall be stable,...

      2. 2.A ladder shall— (a) be suitable and of sufficient strength...

      3. 3.All ladders used as a means of access between places...

      4. 4.The top of any ladder used as a means of...

      5. 5.Where a ladder or run of ladders rises a vertical...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      WELFARE FACILITIES

      1. 1.Sanitary conveniencies

      2. 2.Sanitary conveniences and the rooms containing them shall be kept...

      3. 3.Separate rooms containing sanitary conveniences shall be provided for men...

      4. 4.Washing facilities

      5. 5.Washing facilities shall include— (a) a supply of clean hot...

      6. 6.Rooms containing washing facilities shall be sufficiently ventilated and lit....

      7. 7.Washing facilities and the rooms containing them shall be kept...

      8. 8.Subject to paragraph 9 below, separate washing facilities shall be...

      9. 9.Paragraph 8 above shall not apply to facilities which are...

      10. 10.Drinking water

      11. 11.Where a supply of drinking water is provided, there shall...

      12. 12.Accommodation for clothing

      13. 13.Facilities for changing clothing

      14. 14.Facilities for rest

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      PLACES OF WORK REQUIRING INSPECTION

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A REPORT OF INSPECTION

      1. 1.Name and address of the person on whose behalf the...

      2. 2.Location of the place of work inspected.

      3. 3.Description of the place of work or part of that...

      4. 4.Date and time of the inspection.

      5. 5.Details of any matter identified that could give rise to...

      6. 6.Details of any action taken as a result of any...

      7. 7.Details of any further action considered necessary.

      8. 8.Name and position of the person making report.

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      MODIFICATIONS

      1. The Mines and Quarries Act 1954

        1. 1.In sub-section (5) of section 184 of the Mines and...

      2. The Factories Act 1961

        1. 2.The Factories Act 1961 is modified as follows—

      3. The Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961

        1. 3.The Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961 are modified as follows—...

      4. The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1989

        1. 4.In regulation 2 of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority)...

      5. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

        1. 5.The following sub-paragraph shall be substituted for sub-paragraph (b) of...

      6. The Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993

        1. 6.Paragraph (3) of regulation 40 of the Management and Administration...

      7. The Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 1994

        1. 7.In regulation 2(1) of the Railways (Safety Case) Regulations 1994...

      8. The Railways (Safety Critical Work) Regulations 1994

        1. 8.In regulation 2(1) of the Railways (Safety Critical Work) Regulations...

      9. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994

        1. 9.In regulation 2(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      REVOCATIONS

  38. Explanatory Note

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