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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

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2.—(1) Suitable and sufficient washing facilities, including showers if required by the nature of the work or for health reasons, must, so far as is reasonably practicable, be provided or made available at readily accessible places.

(2) Washing facilities must be provided—

(a)in the immediate vicinity of every sanitary convenience, whether or not also provided elsewhere; and

(b)in the vicinity of any changing rooms required by paragraph 4, whether or not provided elsewhere.

(3) Washing facilities must include—

(a)a supply of clean hot and cold, or warm, water (which must be running water so far as is reasonably practicable);

(b)soap or other suitable means of cleaning; and

(c)towels or other suitable means of drying.

(4) Rooms containing washing facilities must be sufficiently ventilated and lit.

(5) Washing facilities and the rooms containing them must be kept in a clean and orderly condition.

(6) Subject to sub-paragraph (7), separate washing facilities must be provided for men and women, except where they are provided in a room the door of which is capable of being secured from inside and the facilities in each room are intended to be used by only one person at a time.

(7) Sub-paragraph (6) does not apply to facilities which are provided for washing hands, forearms and the face only.

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