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05 January 2016

Managing Health and Safety in Construction

The BPA would like to remind members that, as of 06 April 2015, any installation or maintenance work of pay and display machines, ANPR or any other equipment must adhere to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

These regulations replaced the previous CDM 2007.

Text from the CDM 2015 is below – parking operators should pay particular notice to those clauses in bold.

To download a free online copy of the CDM Regulations 2015 click here.

CDM Regulations 2015

1. All projects must have:

  • Workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience
  • Contractors providing appropriate supervision, instruction and information
  • A written construction phase plan

 

2. Projects where more than one contractor is involved (domestic or non-domestic) must have 1 above plus:

  • Principal designer and principal contractor must be appointed in writing by the Client
  • A health and safety file

 

3. If work is scheduled to:

  • Last longer than 30 working days and
  • Have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project
  • OR exceeds 500 person days

       the client must notify project to HSE and provide all of 1 and 2 above.

 

Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR2012)

Full text of these regulations is available here.

The importation, supply and use of all forms of asbestos are banned. However, many buildings, and some plant and equipment, still contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

Before you start any work in a building that might contain asbestos (eg built or refurbished before the year 2000), you need to do the following:

  • Identify whether asbestos is present and determine its type and conditio
  • People responsible for maintenance of non-domestic premises, have a 'duty to manage' the asbestos in them, and should provide you with information on where any asbestos is in the building and what condition it is in.
  • If no information is available or it is limited and you suspect asbestos may be present you should have the area surveyed and representative samples of the material you are going to work on analysed.
  • Alternatively, you can assume that any material you need to disturb does contain asbestos and take the appropriate precautions for the highest risk situation.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 governs all work with and management of asbestos. Regulations should be considered in the entirety of their application rather than for independent purposes.

For more information on asbestos regulations from the Health and Safety Executive click here.

 

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)

  • Section 15: Makes provision for health and safety regulations to be made. Those regulations include the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Section 33: A breach of the Act or Regulations made under it is a criminal offence
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