CONSTRUCTION (HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE) REGULATIONS
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(HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE) REGULATIONS
These Regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and apply to all construction work. Their aim is to clarify, simplify and modernise construction law, making it easier to understand and comply with. The duties under these Regulations apply to all employers, self-employed and employees undertaking construction work.
Main New Requirements
Prevention of Falls:
Suitable and sufficient steps must be taken to prevent any person falling from a height of 2 metres or more, where necessary, suitable working platforms, guard-rails, barriers, toe boards, fences, crawling boards and ladders should be provided.
Vehicles using traffic routes must not cause danger to the health or safety of persons on a construction site.
Doors and Gates:
Any door, gate or hatch (including a temporary door, gate or hatch) must incorporate or be fitted with safety devices.
Inspections are required for any place of work at a height of 2 metres or more. This includes scaffolding, boatswain's chairs, cages, skips, cradles and any place of work supported by ropes or cables. No work can be carried out unless the inspector is satisfied that work can be undertaken safely. Other areas requiring inspection are: excavations of depths of 1.2 metres or more, Cofferdams and Caissons and confined spaces.
Fire-fighting devices and, where appropriate, fire detectors and alarm systems, must be provided.
Emergency Routes and Exits:
Emergency routes and exits must be provided on a construction site to enable all persons to reach safety quickly in the event of danger.
The temperature at any place of work should be reasonable, regarding the purpose for which the place is used. Any protective clothing or equipment provided should be suitable for the place of work.
All parts of a construction site should be kept in
Our estimated dispatch dates are based on the latest stock and lead time data available to us on a daily basis. Please note that there are occasionally exceptions to this estimation – these can include orders over a certain quantity where we have to check with our manufacturers, and also where we encounter unforeseen circumstances such as unexpectedly high seasonal demand.
All in-stock will be dispatched the same day - normally for delivery next working day providing the items being ordered are in stock and the order is placed by 1.30pm.
Every item is fully insured against loss or damage so we can guarantee the safe arrival of your order.
Handling and carriage charges
Please note these charges are specific to website orders, catalogue charges differ. There may be an additional delivery charge based on non-mainland UK locations and in the instances of non-stock items being delivered (such as bulky, heavy or hazardous goods). In the unlikely event that your order incurs additional charges, you will be contacted by our Customer Service Team at the point your order is being processed.
£8.95 delivery charge for all orders*
*Orders to non-mainland UK locations and non-stock items (such as bulky, heavy or hazardous goods) may be subject to delivery charges. In the unlikely event that your order incurs additional charges, you will be contacted by our Customer Service Team at the point your order is being processed.
Free shipping on orders over £60 may apply when when offer is active.
To track your order, you can contact our customer service department on 01455 230122.