10 June 2015
The construction industry, and all other interested parties, are being invited to comment on proposals to replace safety regulations which have been in place for the last 45 years.
The Construction (Safety Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 1970 are being replaced with regulations which reflect current industry standards, employment relationships, and address health and safety throughout the whole process, from initial concept and design to demolition.
The draft regulations, which have been developed in conjunction with a cross-industry working group established by the Jersey Construction Council, introduce prescriptive requirements for managing health and safety in construction.
Code of Practice
The regulations broadly reflect the requirements set out in the ‘Managing health and safety in construction: Approved Code of Practice’.
There is a new requirement for major construction projects to be notified to the Health and Safety Inspectorate in advance, which will enable the Inspectorate to make enquiries about the arrangements for health and safety management before work starts on site.
The draft regulations also update the specific requirements set out in the Construction (Safety Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 1970 to reflect current standards and best industry practice.
The Health and Safety Inspectorate are now inviting any interested stakeholders to comment on the draft regulations. All responses will be considered and taken into account by the Minister for Social Security when deciding on the best way to proceed.
The closing date for responses is 16 September 2015.