NHS: Buildings

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the awareness amongst NHS Estates Managers of their obligations under the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 and the application of those Regulations to facilities maintenance operations.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase awareness of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 relating to the NHS Estate and the application of those Regulations to the facilities maintenance operations amongst NHS Estates Managers.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how the application of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 is monitored across the NHS Estate, specifically in relation to the facilities maintenance operations.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that NHS Estates Managers receive appropriate training in respect of their obligations under the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015, specifically in relation to facilities maintenance operations.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Health and Safety Executive about the observance of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 and the application of those Regulations across the NHS Estate, specifically in relation to facilities maintenance operations.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether NHS Estates Managers are sufficiently aware of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Sentencing Guidelines 2016 and the application of those Guidelines following a breach of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 and other Health and Safety legislation.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015 apply to all National Health Service construction and design work and as such are implemented across all capital investment, including the responsibilities of specific professionals employed. The business case approval process for capital funding implemented by NHS England and NHS Improvement assures appropriate elements of these regulations which are used to review business cases for capital received from the NHS. Staff with estates and facilities services responsibilities across the NHS receive training that should include awareness of their duties and obligations under these regulations, in line with individuals roles and responsibilities, including potential penalties for non-compliance in line with the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Sentencing Guidelines 2016. NHS Improvement and the Department have not discussed these regulations with the Health and Safety Executive recently.

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