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Health and safety at work

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Environment Safety and Health Directorate

Department of Environment Food & Agriculture

Thie Slieau Whallian

Foxdale Road

St. John’s


Telephone:+44 1624 685881 8.30am to 5pm

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Health and Safety in Construction

On 12 December 2012 The Construction (Health and Safety) Regulations 1985 and The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1999 were withdrawn.

No new regulations will be required to replace them as other parts of the existing legislative framework in the form of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2003 already contain adequate provisions for requiring and encouraging businesses and employers to adopt proportionate measures for delivering health and safety in the workplace.

The need to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2003 (applicable to projects lasting over 30 days) will not be affected by these changes.

please see the Environment, Safety and Health Directorate information if you wish for futher clarification: HSWI Corporate.

Legislation can be found on its dedicated webpage.

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