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Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 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.Excavations

  13. 12.Cofferdams and caissons

  14. 13.Prevention of drowning

  15. 14.Traffic routes

  16. 15.Doors and gates

  17. 16.Vehicles

  18. 17.Prevention of risk from fire etc.

  19. 18.Emergency routes and exits

  20. 19.Emergency procedures

  21. 20.Fire detection and fire-fighting

  22. 21.Welfare facilities

  23. 22.Fresh air

  24. 23.Temperature and weather protection

  25. 24.Lighting

  26. 25.Good order

  27. 26.Plant and equipment

  28. 27.Training

  29. 28.Inspection

  30. 29.Reports

  31. 30.Exemption certificates

  32. 31.Application to territorial waters

  33. 32.Enforcement in respect of fire

  34. 33.Amendments

  35. 34.Revocations

  36. 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 conveniences

      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, separate washing facilities shall be provided...

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

      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 place of work or part of that place...

      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


      1. 1.The Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

      2. 2.The Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1963

      3. 3.The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993

      4. 4.The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993

    10. SCHEDULE 10


  37. Explanatory Note

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