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Last edited 23 Oct 2018
What are regulations?
Regulations are rules or directives that prescribe certain types of conduct. They can be statutory, produced by regulatory bodies and specifying the ways in which legislation (in the form of Acts), should be interpreted and applied, or they can be created by independent organisations to regulate their own conduct or the conduct of their members.
The Building Regulations establish minimum standards to be achieved in the construction of buildings. They are supported by a series of approved documents that provide guidance about how the building regulations can be satisfied in common building situations, and these in turn are supported by a wide range of reference documents. For more information, see Building regulations.
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations) 2015.
- Construction Products Regulation CPR.
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).
- Crane regulations
- IET wiring regulations
- Public Contracts Regulations
- The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013
- Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
- Work at Height Regulations.
- Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
- Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations.
Regulations differ from policies in that they are compulsory, and if they are statutory regulations, they have an effect in law, whereas policies set out the way that organisations (including government) intend to achieve certain goals.
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