Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
Commencement: 3rd April 2020
Amends: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (SI 291/2013)
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 contain the main requirements to ensure the protection of the health, safety and welfare of people working on construction sites. Parts 4-14 provide very detailed requirements in relation to specific issues on construction sites.
Extensions to the expiry dates on safety awareness registration cards from the SOLAS Safe Pass training programme* during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are introduced. If a safety awareness registration card from that programme expires after the 1st of March 2020, the card is considered to still be valid. This is to ensure that people can remain qualified under the SOLAS programme while cards cannot be renewed as a result of the pandemic.
*The SOLAS Safe Pass training programme is health and safety awareness training to enable people to work onsite without being a risk to themselves or others. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013, all construction workers in Ireland, including apprentices and trainees, are legally required to hold a valid Safe Pass Registration Card. It is important to note that SOLAS are not the only authorised body that can issue registration cards, but registration cards issued by SOLAS are the only ones covered by this amendments extension.
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