Construction Regulations Amendment 2019

A new amendment to the Construction Regulations, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 129 of 2019), was signed into effect by Minister Breen on 2nd April 2019 and immediately effective.

The purpose of these Regulations is to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 291 of 2013) to facilitate the recognition by SOLAS of equivalent registration cards to Safe Pass and construction skills certification schemes from states other than Member States as compliant with the provisions of these Regulations.

The Regulations also change any references to FÁS to SOLAS and similarly change references to FETAC to QQI following the establishment of the Quality and Qualifications Ireland and make specific provision in respect of the period of validity of a Safe Pass card for the purpose of these Regulations.