The Health and Safety (Management in Construction) (Jersey) Regulations 2016 came into force on the 1st of October 2016. The regulations set out a number of detailed requirements for ensuring health and safety in the construction industry, by requiring risks to be systematically identified and controlled.
The regulations deal with the planning, organisation, control, monitoring, and review of health and safety throughout the whole construction process, from initial concept and design through to eventual demolition of a building or structure.
On all major construction projects (a project that will last 30 working days or involve more than 500 person days) the client must appoint a Health and Safety Project Coordinator. [Client's Duties, Regulation 7] The Health and Safety Project Coordinator's (HSPC) duties under Regulation 8 are clearly defined.
The role of the HSPC is to provide the client with a key project advisor in respect of construction health and safety risk management matters. Through early involvement with clients and designers, the HSPC can make a significant contribution to reducing risks to workers during construction and to those who work in or on the completed structure.
The HSPC must:
What the HSPC is not responsible for:
The HSPC is not required to:
HSPC Jersey is the registered trading name of HSPC (Hygge) Ltd. Since introduction of the MiC Regulations in 2016, the directors of the company have acted in the capacity of HSPC in over 150 projects locally ranging in project value from 25k to over 25m.
The projects have included;