Working on a building site, any building site, is a dangerous occupation. It also has the potential to create and even promote dangerous situations that affect those only loosely associated with the building project; a delivery driver for example, or simply a passing member of the public.
Since 1994 there has been legislation that is fronted by the ‘Construction Design Management Regulations’. (CDM) These were last significantly updated in April 2007, and provide the frame work under which health and safety in construction operates. The umbrella legislation itself is the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The CDM regulations are