Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Duties related to construction work.

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17.—(1) A person who commissions or procures a project for construction work shall appoint in writing a competent person or persons for the purpose of ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the project—

( a) is designed and is capable of being constructed to be safe and without risk to health,

( b) is constructed to be safe and without risk to health,

( c) can be maintained safely and without risk to health during subsequent use, and

( d) complies in all respects, as appropriate, with the relevant statutory provisions.

(2) A person who designs a project for construction work shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the project—

( a) is designed and is capable of being constructed to be safe and without risk to health,

( b) can be maintained safely and without risk to health during use, and

( c) complies in all respects, as appropriate, with the relevant statutory provisions.

(3) A person who carries out construction work shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that it is constructed to be safe and without risk to health and that it complies in all respects, as appropriate, with the relevant statutory provisions.

(4) For the purposes of this section, ‘project’ means any development which includes or is intended to include construction work.

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Previous affecting provision: application of section restricted (6.11.2006) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 504 of 2006), reg. 6(6); deleted (1.06.2013) by Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 461 of 2012), regs. 1(2), 3(b)(ii).