The new health and safety regulations which were due to be introduced in Ireland on June 1st 2013 have now been postponed by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton. The new regulations will have a major implication on how all projects are run and they will apply to projects ranging in size from small domestic extensions to large public buildings. Please visit our previous blog post on the new H & S legislation here which provides further information. The following press release from the RIAI confirms the postponement of the new regulations;
Minister Postpones New Health & Safety Regulations
Published: Friday, May 31, 2013
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
As you will be aware, it was expected that the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, would sign into law the proposed new Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment )Regulations 2012 which was to take effect 01 June 2013. However, The RIAI has just been informed, by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) that the Minister has decided to postpone the signing of these Regulations until, we believe, 01 August 2013. The RIAI had been in regular contact with the HSA regarding these Regulations and it appears that the HSA themselves were only advised of the Minister’s decision to postpone signing the Regulations very late on Thursday 30 May 2013.
The RIAI will liaise with the HSA regarding the proposed new implementation dates.
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