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Statutory and Legislative Requirements for UK Hospitals

Listed below are a number of statutory and legal guidelines that owners and occupiers of hospital premises must adhere to in the UK. These are continually changing in the light of new evidence and experience. Reference should be made to these documents at the time of application.

Some of the commonly cited legislation can be viewed in the list below. The list is not exhaustive, but is intended to demonstrate the range of issues that should be considered. All references to guidance/legislation/standards should be compared to those current at the time of application. Latest published guidance always takes precedence.

Key Publications

Factories Act 1961

Consumer Protection Act 1987

Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

The Control of Pollution Act 1974

Water Industry Act 1991

Water Resources Act 1991

Mechanical

The Lifts Regulations 1997

Noise at Work Regulations 1989

The Building Regulations 2000