Construction, Ireland updates

HSA Recommends Amendment of Health and Safety Regulations
  • Ireland
  • 16 February 2004

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2001 address the management of safety, health and welfare on construction projects, imposing different duties at the design and construction stages. The Health and Safety Authority has recommended that clients and designers should have equal responsibility to contractors in ensuring safety in construction projects.

New Buildings Must be Accessible to the Disabled
  • Ireland
  • 03 February 2003

Part M of the Building Regulations 2000 imposes requirements on how dwellings and other buildings should be designed and constructed, so as to ensure that disabled people can access them and use their facilities. Builders must also ensure that elements of the building do not constitute an undue hazard for people with disabilities.

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