Construction Design and Management Regulations 2014 Consultation- CDM Regs 2014
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are proposing to revise the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM Regulations) and have put out a Consultative Document for comment.
The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2014 Consultation Document seeks views on the HSE's proposal to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) with a revised set of regulations and withdraw the Approved Code of Practice.
The proposed Regulations would implement in Great Britain the requirements of the EU Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites, apart from certain requirements which are implemented by the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The proposals are intended to support the strategic objectives of improved co-ordination, better value for money, improved efficiency and use of technological changes in Construction 2025, the Government's industrial strategy for construction.
The main proposed changes are to:
- make the Regulations easier to understand;
- replace the CDM co-ordinator role with the Principal Designer;
- replace the ACOP with targeted guidance;
- replace the detailed and prescriptive requirements for individual and corporate competence with a more generic requirement;
- align notification requirements with the Directive and
- apply the Regulations to domestic clients but in a proportionate way.
The proposals are expected to be of interest to clients of construction work (including householders as clients), designers, principal contractors, contractors, sub-contractors including the self-employed, CDM co-ordinators, safety representatives and anyone else with an interest in construction projects.
View the Consultative Document.
Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire.
This consultation began on 31 March and ends on 6 June 2014.
Responses should be sent by 6 June 2014 to:
Health and Safety Executive
2 Southwark Bridge