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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

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27.—(1) A construction site must be organised in such a way that, so far as is reasonably practicable, pedestrians and vehicles can move without risks to health or safety.

(2) Traffic routes must be suitable for the persons or vehicles using them, sufficient in number, in suitable positions and of sufficient size.

(3) A traffic route does not satisfy paragraph (2) unless suitable and sufficient steps are taken to ensure that—

(a)pedestrians or vehicles may use it without causing danger to the health or safety of persons near it;

(b)any door or gate for pedestrians which leads onto a traffic route is sufficiently separated from that traffic route to enable pedestrians to see any approaching vehicle or plant from a place of safety;

(c)there is sufficient separation between vehicles and pedestrians to ensure safety or, where this is not reasonably practicable—

(i)other means for the protection of pedestrians are provided; and

(ii)effective arrangements are used for warning any person liable to be crushed or trapped by any vehicle of its approach;

(d)any loading bay has at least one exit for the exclusive use of pedestrians; and

(e)where it is unsafe for pedestrians to use a gate intended primarily for vehicles, at least one door for pedestrians is provided in the immediate vicinity of the gate, is clearly marked and is kept free from obstruction.

(4) Each traffic route must be—

(a)indicated by suitable signs where necessary for reasons of health or safety;

(b)regularly checked; and

(c)properly maintained.

(5) No vehicle is to be driven on a traffic route unless, so far as is reasonably practicable, that traffic route is free from obstruction and permits sufficient clearance.

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