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Do you know the definition changes of the Construction Regulations 2014?

by , 12 October 2015
When starting a construction project, you need to remember the Construction Regulations Act 2014 made several definition changes as well as having introduced new ones into the picture! Can you remember what they are?

Here are five definition changes you need to be aware of:

Definition change#1:

The new Construction Regulations use the terms principal contractor (PC) and contractor (C).

Definition change#2:

Construction work: 'Any work in connection with:

·        The construction, erection, alteration, renovation, repair, demolition or dismantling of, or addition to, a building or any similar structure; or
·        The construction, erection, maintenance, demolition or dismantling of any bridge, dam, canal, railroad, runway, sewer or water reticulation system; or the moving of earth, clearing of land, the making of excavation, piling, or any similar civil engineering structure or type of work.'

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Definition change#3:

Fall arrest equipment: 'Equipment you use to stop a person in a fall.'

Examples could include lanyards, body harnesses, deceleration devices, lifeline or similar equipment.

Definition change#4:

Health and Safety File: 'A file, or other written record that contains the information you need according to the Construction Regulations 2014.'

Definition change#5:

Health and Safety Plan: 'Unless the context otherwise indicates, a site, activity, or project specific written plan.

This must be done in-line with the Health and Safety Specification.'
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