The Design for Health Task Group (D4HTG) which reports into the Health in Construction Leadership Group has launched a new consultation document – and it is now inviting construction clients to join the debate.
The consultation centres on client expectations of designers and contractors in relation to designing for health and safety.
It follows the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. These identify the processes required to secure health and safety in construction projects. As part of this, they allocate responsibility for these processes between clients and their professional advisers.
Following publication of the regulations, the Construction Clients Group challenged the D4HTG to identify what clients can reasonably expect of the supplier community in meeting these obligations. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) agreed to support the development of further guidance material for clients, and will disseminate the results of this consultation via the Health in Construction Leadership Group and the Construction Industry Advisory Committee.
Please follow this link to find out how to participate.