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The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

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22.  (1)  It shall be the duty of any person in control of a construction site to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the requirements of this regulation are complied with in relation to that site.

(2) It shall be the duty of every employer and every self-employed person to ensure that the provisions of paragraphs (3) to (8) are complied with in respect of any person at work on a construction site who is under his control.

(3) Suitable and sufficient sanitary conveniences shall be provided or made available at readily accessible places, which conveniences shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, comply with the provisions of paragraphs 1 to 3 of Schedule 6.

(4) Suitable and sufficient washing facilities, including showers if required by the nature of the work or for health reasons, shall be provided or made available at readily accessible places, which facilities shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, comply with the provisions of paragraphs 4 to 9 of Schedule 6, save that in respect of the provision of showers, paragraph 4(a) of that Schedule shall not apply.

(5) An adequate supply of wholesome drinking water shall be provided or made available at readily accessible and suitable places, which supply shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, comply with the provisions of paragraphs 10 and 11 of Schedule 6.

(6) Suitable and sufficient accommodation shall be provided or made available—

(a)for the clothing of any person at work on a construction site and which is not worn during working hours; and

(b)for special clothing which is worn by any person at work on a construction site but which is not taken home,

which accommodation shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, comply with the provisions of paragraph 12 of Schedule 6.

(7) Suitable and sufficient facilities shall be provided or made available to change clothing in all cases where—

(a)a person has to wear special clothing for the purpose of his work; and

(b)that person cannot, for reasons of health or propriety, be expected to change elsewhere,

which facilities shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, comply with the provisions set out in paragraph 13 of Schedule 6.

(8) Suitable and sufficient facilities for rest shall be provided or made available at readily accessible places, which facilities shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, comply with the provisions of paragraph 14 of Schedule 6.

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