Consultation on construction site safety regulations expected

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is expected to introduce a 12-week consultation on amendments to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in April 2014, with revised regulations coming into force in April 2015. The revisions are expected to extend the requirement to co-ordinate work to all construction schemes, rather than only notifiable schemes, and transfer the responsibility for co-ordination from a single individual to the actual team who plan and deliver the scheme. Sean Elson, Health and Safety Expert at Pinsent Masons, said: “What had originally begun as a process of evaluation and tweaking of the regulations appears to have become a substantial revision that if adopted, will create challenges and opportunities for ‘client’ organisations, designers and contractors.”
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