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    HSE FLOOR SELECTION ‘TOOL’ FOR CDM 2007 DESIGNERS

    Online ‘tool’ designed to help identify appropriate flooring in workplaces

    HSE has launched a Flooring Selection Tool designed to help identify types of flooring for installation in new or refurbished workplaces that are likely to retain their slip resistant properties when contaminated with some common liquids. The tool comes with the caveat that “flooring can lose its slip resistance properties depending on how well the floor is installed, maintained and treated.”

    Use of the tool is ‘optional’ and aims to help “designers, architects and employers who are working on new-build or refurbishment projects” to address slips and trips which are are the biggest cause of reported major injuries to workers. 

    The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require employers to provide floors which are suitable for workers to use safely.

    An employer may also be the client for construction work. If clients make decisions regarding the preparation of, or modification of, a design for flooring they may fall within the definition of a designer and take on the relevant responsibilities under CDM 2007.

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