Health and Safety in Employment Regulations 1995

  • This version was replaced on 8 August 2018 to make a correction to regulation 2 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Duty in relation to scaffolding in construction work

22 Scaffolding

(1)

In this regulation, the term employer means—

(a)

every employer, in relation to every workplace under the control of that employer in which any construction work is carried out; and

(b)

every person who controls a workplace in which any construction work is carried out.

(2)

Every employer must, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that, where any construction work cannot be carried out safely without the use of scaffolding,—

(a)

scaffolding is provided; and

(b)

the scaffolding so provided is—

(i)

suitable for the purpose for which it is to be used; and

(ii)

properly constructed of sound material; and

(iii)

constructed with a sufficient reserve of strength having regard to the loads and stresses to which it may be subjected; and

(iv)

sufficient in amount for the purpose for which it is to be used.

Regulation 22(1)(a): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 22(1)(b): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 22(2): amended, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).