Health and Safety
Construction businesses have certain duties under the Health and Safety at Work (General) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 1987. Clarification of those duties can be found in the Approved Code of Practice entitled, "The Organisation and Management of Health & Safety in Construction".
Certain types of asbestos can only be removed by a contractor approved by the Health and Safety Executive and an approved contractor must complete an Asbestos Notification Form.
Generally all scaffold which is erected on the island must comply with the relevant British Standard. In addition, scaffolds erected on or over the public highway require a licence to be granted by the Health and Safety Executive under the terms of the Public Highways Ordinance, 1967. The permission of the relevant parish constable is also necessary.
By law anyone carrying out work on gas appliances or fittings as part of their business must be competent and registered with the Gas Safe Register and only a competent person can carry out work on gas appliances or fittings.
All commercial storage must be undertaken under the terms of a licence issued by the Commerce and Employment Department under powers delegated by the Royal Court.
Further Information and Advice
For further information and advice on any of these issues follow the related links or contact the Health and Safety Executive.
Health and Safety ExecutivePO Box 459, Raymond Falla House, Longue Rue, St Martins, GY1 6AF, Guernsey
Tel: +44 1481 234567 Fax: +44 1481 235015