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Requirements to start site works (new build - one-off residential)

  • 12-04-2021 1:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ Dr Pepper


    Hi. I have planning permission and have been given commencement 'permission'. What do I need to have in place to actually start ground works (removing soil and putting in stone driveway)? I'm mostly thinking about signage, fencing, and other health and safety requirements. Is there an online resource where these requirements are listed and explained? I've heard of a couple of sites in the area being closed down on health and safety ground but I've no idea what the for. I'm going the direct labour route. Thanks


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,958 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Dr Pepper wrote: »
    Hi. I have planning permission and have been given commencement 'permission'. What do I need to have in place to actually start ground works (removing soil and putting in stone driveway)? I'm mostly thinking about signage, fencing, and other health and safety requirements. Is there an online resource where these requirements are listed and explained? I've heard of a couple of sites in the area being closed down on health and safety ground but I've no idea what the for. I'm going the direct labour route. Thanks

    You don’t get commencement permission.
    You tell the council you are commencing and you declare that all measures are in place to comply with the building regulations.

    Who is the PSCS?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,015 ✭✭✭ rayjdav


    Technically, depending on the LA, ground works are not part of the BCMS as they don't fall under Building Regulations as such. Some insist on notification others don't. Go figure and they all read the same guidelines....

    As per Gumbo ^^, PSCS must be competent.. Your OP does not portray too much confidence for the role as per the regs.....:eek:
    Have a look at this to get you started:

    https://www.hsa.ie/eng/your_industry/construction/construction_duty_holders/project_supervisor_construction_stage_pscs_/


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,958 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    rayjdav wrote: »
    Technically, depending on the LA, ground works are not part of the BCMS as they don't fall under Building Regulations as such. Some insist on notification others don't. Go figure and they all read the same guidelines....

    As per Gumbo ^^, PSCS must be competent.. Your OP does not portray too much confidence for the role as per the regs.....:eek:
    Have a look at this to get you started:

    https://www.hsa.ie/eng/your_industry/construction/construction_duty_holders/project_supervisor_construction_stage_pscs_/

    Site clearance and ground works are not under the remit of the building regs unless your ground works include the trenches for foundations, or coring for piling etc

    Site set up, erection of hoarding, site offices etc are all exempt from commencement notices too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ Dr Pepper


    Thanks for the info. Yes, I am the PSCS. I'll get reading!


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ Dr Pepper


    Am I required to have a Safe Pass to go on to the site if I am the 'client'?


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,958 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Dr Pepper wrote: »
    Thanks for the info. Yes, I am the PSCS. I'll get reading!
    Dr Pepper wrote: »
    Am I required to have a Safe Pass to go on to the site if I am the 'client'?

    FFS


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,011 Miller Flat Goalie


    Dr Pepper wrote: »
    Am I required to have a Safe Pass to go on to the site if I am the 'client'?

    If you have to ask, id say it would be no harm to have one :eek:


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