New construction regulations
The 'Management in Construction (Jersey) Regulations 2016' came into force on the 1 October 2016.
These regulations replace the 'Construction (Safety Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 1970' and the 'Approved Code of Practice Managing Health and Safety in Construction' (ACoP 11).
Guidance on the construction regulations
This guide provides practical guidance to all those involved in construction on how to sensibly plan construction work. This ensures significant risks are managed from start to finish, and the structure is safe to build, use, maintain and eventually demolish.
The guidance is divided into four parts:
- part 1 covers the application of the Regulations and provides guidance on key definitions
- part 2 covers the planning and management of construction projects to ensure health and safety is taken into account from the very beginning of the process
- part 3 sets out the specific requirements for controlling and supervising site activities during the construction phase
- part 4 includes supplementary guidance in the form of appendices:
- appendix 1: notification of major construction projects
- appendix 2: the construction phase plan
- appendix 3: the Health and Safety file
- appendix 4: pre-construction information
- appendix 5: application of the Regulations to domestic clients
- appendix 6: managing electrical safety in construction
- appendix 7: work at height
- appendix 8: record of inspections
Printed copies are available to collect from the Health and Safety Inspectorate.
Guidance on the Construction (Jersey) Regulations 2016
Notify us of your construction project (online form)
Regulation 9 of the new construction regulations sets out the information that is legally required to be notified to us by the Health and Safety Project Coordinator (HSPC).
When you first notify us about a construction project, you will receive a unique reference number. You’ll need to re-enter this number if you want to update a previous notification.
However, this section of the form is still under development so at the moment you will just see a blank form when you enter the reference number.
You only need to enter your name and email address and update the relevant section of the form; you don’t need to re-input all the details previously supplied.
Notify the Health and Safety Inspectorate about a major construction project
If you're having problems with our online notification form, email us to explain what happened.
Generic form to record inspections, weekly records, tests and examinations.
The table sets out the timing and frequency of checks for excavations and various equipment including scaffolding, hoists and fall protection systems.
Generic inspection record form
Inspection record table
Domestic clients and the new construction regulations
These Regulations place legal duties on a number of people involved with a construction project. This includes householders i.e. domestic clients.
Domestic clients: roles and responsibilities
Insurers and the new construction regulations
Under the Construction (Jersey) Regulations 2016, the Insurer may be deemed to be “the Client” and as such must carry out the the duties that the role attracts.
For more information visit the Construction: roles and responsibilities of insurers page.