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Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations (CHSW)

Definition - What does Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations (CHSW) mean?

CHSW refers to the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations that came into force in 1996 in the United Kingdom. The CHSW regulations describe the minimum requirement for construction safety management in practice. These regulations impose duties on employers, the self-employed, the controller of the site, as well as employees (since employees have control over the manner in which they work).

Safeopedia explains Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations (CHSW)

The CHSW regulations spell out the duties related to the handling of fragile material, falling objects, structure stability, excavations, prevention of drowning, and other related concerns within the construction industry.

In terms of safety management, the CHSW 1996 are considered as the third tier beneath the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992.

These regulations were revoked on April 6th, 2007 by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, which were subsequently revoked on April 6th, 2015 by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
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