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Draft Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013

The Health and Safety Authority requests comments and observations on the proposals for the draft Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 prior to submission of the proposals to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton, for his consideration.

The purpose of these Regulations is to prescribe the main requirements for the protection of the safety, health and welfare of persons working on construction sites and to give further effect to Council Directive 92/57/EEC (the Directive) on the minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites.

The Directive was originally transposed in Ireland through the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 138 of 1995) and subsequently updated in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 481 of 2001), the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 504 of 2006) and associated amendments.

The Minister has instructed that a full and comprehensive review be carried out on the current Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2006 to 2010, to identify revisions that can be effected to reduce the regulatory and administrative burdens imposed on all clients in construction while not diminishing workplace health and safety standards.

The objectives of these new draft Regulations are:

  1. To transpose fully the requirements of the Directive.
  2. To reduce the regulatory and administrative burdens while maintaining health and safety standards.

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The closing date for receiving submissions is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 14 December 2012.