Register of Builders

19 Aug 2013

The CIF is progressing the establishment of a Register of Builders in consultation with the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government (DoECLG).
The plan is to progress the proposed Register using a Commitment Based Registration System. The DoECLG has publicly acknowledged that it is in consultation with the CIF in devising proposals on a voluntary scheme of registration for builders and contractors with the intention of transitioning this to a statutory scheme over time.

It is envisaged that applications for entry on the Register of Builders shall commit to:
Abide by industry Code of Ethics;
Only undertake building works that it/(s)he is competent to build and supervise;
Ensure that workmanship and materials which it/(s)he selects and for which it is responsible shall comply with the relevant requirements of the Building Regulations;
Appoint competent person(s) to oversee the construction works;
Ensure that all work-persons and sub-contractors are competent with appropriate training/ experience and have the necessary skills to undertake their respective work;
Fulfil duties with reasonable skill, care and diligence;
Participate in such information/ training programmes as required under the registration process and maintain up to date knowledge of obligations required under Building Regulations codes;
Operate to the highest standard of safety and adhere to all obligations under Health and Safety legislations; and
At all times maintain appropriate and adequate insurances.
A cross sectoral committee of the CIF is working to finalise the proposed registration process in consultation with the DoECLG with the objective that it be in operation by March 2014.

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