|Department||Customer and Local Services|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||19/09/2014|
About the consultation
During 2013, a working party of the Jersey Construction Council reviewed the draft for new health and safety regulations for construction work. It is proposed that these regulations will eventually replace the current Construction Safety Provisions (Jersey) Regulations, 1970.
A section of the new regulations will introduce prescriptive requirements for managing health and safety in construction, similar to those set out in the UK Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, 2007, which are currently under review.
The recommendations of the working party were agreed by Senator Francis Le Gresley, the Minister for Social Security, and work on the new regulations is being carried out in 2014 by the law draftsman. It's planned that the new regulations will be put before the States in 2015.
In the meantime, the working party recommended that an interim Approved Code of Practice, (ACoP), be introduced under Article 10 of the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law, 1989. It is proposed that this ACoP will be revoked following the introduction of the new Regulations.
The proposed Managing Health and Safety in Construction ACoP identifies how those with responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law, 1989, can meet the legal duties placed on them under part two of the law in respect of construction projects. Persons involved with construction projects are free to take other measures in order to comply with their existing legal requirements but can be reassured that, in following the guidance set out in the ACoP, they are doing enough to meet the legal requirements placed on them.
The minister has a duty to consult with such persons as he considers will be affected, or representatives of such persons, before he formally approves and issues Codes of Practice made under Article 10.
Copies of the draft document can be downloaded or are available free of charge from the Health and Safety at Work Inspectorate,. You can phone +44(0) 1534 447300.
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How to submit comments to the consultation
Comments can be submitted either in writing or by email.
Health and Safety Inspectorate
Social Security Department
PO Box 55, Philip Le Feuvre House
La Motte Street
Email Health and Safety Inspectorate