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Health and Safety

Health and Safety management for industry in the UK is bounded by a clear legal framework and manufacturing and construction have long established procedures and requirements. 

The primary legislation for construction is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HASAW), with especially The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, plus The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) and The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013  (RIDDOR). The Health and Safety Executive provides guidance on all these regulations.  

Attempts to harmonise the procurement ask from principal contractors and subcontractors on health and safety issues resulted in 2009 in the government setting up Safety Schemes In Procurement (SIPP) which is an umbrella organisation to facilitate mutual recognition between the many health and safety prequalification schemes with the aim of reducing bureaucracy and cutting costs in the supply chain. In addition, the SSIP Core Criteria for assessments are aligned to the government-backed construction pre-qualification PAS 91:2013 which consists of a standard set of agreed pre-qualification questions which include health and safety issues.


Health and Safety