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This article considers the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the concept of ‘reasonable practicability’ in relation to compliance with health and safety legislation. In particular, it addresses tolerable risk, use of guidance, face coverings, risk assessments and what employers should do to demonstrate that they are doing all that is ‘reasonably practicable’.
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CDM 2015 Regulation 9 requires designers to eliminate or reduce risks to those involved in maintenance so far as reasonably practical or, if that isn’t possible, to provide information on significant residual risks. Designers may not be aware of the guidance available to help them. To address that, this article by Mike Webster provides an overview of the issues and highlights the guidance available to civil and structural engineers on contemporary industry practice.