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Minister of State Pat Breen has signed in to law the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, S.I. No. 102 of 2020.

The purpose of these regulations is to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 to 2019 to extend the validity of safety awareness registration cards which cannot be renewed as a result of the Covid-19 emergency.

The regulations allow for cards which have expired after March 01st 2020 to be still regarded as valid for the duration of the cessation of delivery of the SOLAS Safe Pass training programme.

The amendment was signed on March 31st 2020 and has an immediate effective date