The Safety in Design Toolkit has been designed to provide general guidance for consultants to assist in meeting their safety in design obligations.

Duty holders must consider all risks associated with work, not only those where regulations and codes of practice exist. Therefore, safety in design requirements cannot be met with a simple checklist. For this reason, it is crucial that this toolkit be used as a guide only, and that policies and practices are tailored specific to the client, type of work and individual sites and projects that a consultant works on.

The safest outcomes occur when this tool is used as a first step on the road to thinking about and addressing potential hazards and their consequences.

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