Health and Safety Requirements in Construction Procurement (Formerly Buildsafe NI)

The aim of the Buildsafe-NI initiative was to eliminate deaths and substantially reduce injuries in the Northern Ireland construction industry.
To achieve this contractors, consultants (and their supply chains) tendering for public sector works contracts are required to satisfy the government construction client that they have the resources and competence to manage health and safety.
As a minimum, they must demonstrate that they are capable of meeting the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (NI) 2016 and other relevant regulations, approved codes of practice and recognised guidance.

Annex A of the Construction Toolkit provides best practice guidance as to ways government construction clients can assess the health and safety competency and capability of Economic Operators seeking to tender for public sector construction projects.

In addition, the guidance includes recommendations in relation to Training, and monitoring and reporting of health and safety during the delivery of construction works contracts.

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