In the UK, the law does not explicitly state the specific requirement for construction walkway matting. However, the law does require that construction sites be safe and without health risks. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 places a duty on employers to ensure the safety of all employees and anyone affected by their work, as reasonably practicable. This includes providing a safe working environment.
Additionally, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) set out specific requirements for managing health, safety, and welfare when carrying out construction projects. Under these regulations, there is an emphasis on planning and managing the construction work so that risks are controlled from start to finish, including providing safe access to and around the site.