Legilsation Update April 2013

This April there will be some changes in legislation which have been brought about by Professor Löfstedts Report, “Reclaiming Health and Safety for All".

Outlined below are the changes which come into force on the 6th April:

  1. Revocation of the Construction Head Protection (CHP) Regulations 1989. These were brought about following a high number of head injuries on construction sites however many of the requirements are covered by the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992.
  2. Regulation 3 of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 1992 will be revoked to allow for the above as this refers to the CHP Regs. The rest of the PPE Regs will stay as they are and will therefore cover the use of head protection where a risk of head injury is present.
  3. The Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes Regulations 2010 and the amendment regulations 2013 will also be revoked. These regulations do not appear to have a direct improvement on safety standards and have proved costly for duty holders and the HSE.
  4. In line with this revocation the removal of Regulation 21 and schedule 16 of the Health and Safety Fees Regulations are also required as these relate directly to cost involved in notification of tower cranes.
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