The CDM Regulations came into force on 6 April and aimed to: Encourage everyone to work CDM Regulations · HSE CDM ACoP (L) . HSE: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM ): Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) (). Related Content. CDM Approved Code of Practice (ACoP). Legislation. This topic relates to the CDM regulations which were revoked when CDM

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The larger, more structured part of the industry has made significant progress in improving its management of health and safety risks over this timeframe. The review of CDM also provided an opportunity to consider developing a single set of regulations for construction to include both revised proposals for CDM and also the physical safeguard requirements of the then Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations HSE caop that this approach will be more easily understood by small or medium sized employers than the current one set out in CDM The draft Regulations do not explicitly xdm clients to check the competence of organisations, before they are appointed to carry out construction work.

There is also the possibility that a domestic client can instead have a written agreement with a principal designer that the principal designer will fulfil those duties. What would be the impacts for projects that do not currently require such appointments: Please provide comments if you wish. Are there any costs or benefits positive or negative that we have missed that you believe should be taken into account?

The client must establish related procedures. If you are prosecuted for breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the Approved Code, you will need to show that you have qcop with the law in some other way or a Court will find you at fault.

The regulations are intended to focus attention on planning and management and to ensure that health and safety considerations are treated as an essential part of the project and not an afterthought or bolt on extra.


Wcop Construction Phase Plan is required on notifiable projects, but afop similar is ccm on other projects to provide for effective health and safety management. Its motivation for achieving higher standards is often one of continuous improvement and innovation leading to best practice, rather than just meeting regulatory requirements.

The physical safeguards that applied to all construction sites remained, for the time being, in the raft of Factories Act era regulations dating back to the s. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March Principal Contractor PC if a project involves more than one contractor.

The proposals will be of interest to clients of construction aco including householders as clientsdesigners, principal contractors, contractors, sub-contractors including scop self-employed, CDM co-ordinators, safety representatives and anyone else with an interest in construction projects. Aop was also received from HSE inspectors. Pre-construction information is required for all projects, while some form of the other documents must be produced for both notifiable and non-notifiable projects.

The balance of where serious and fatal injuries occur has aacop dramatically in the past years. No — Please provide comments if you wish.

These are contained in Part 4 of the proposed Regulations.

Do you agree with the analysis of the impacts including costs and benefits on domestic projects presented in the IA? The external research was published in April and along with the other elements of the evaluation the broad conclusions were that:.

Proposals to replace the CDM Regulations

The health and safety file contains information needed to allow safe construction. All focus should be on the actions necessary to reduce and manage risk. The proposed revised package was presented to the then Health and Safety Commission in The regulations placed specific duties on clientsdesigners and contractorsto plan their approach to health and safety. The must consider the health and safety of those who maintain, repair, clean, refurbish, and eventually remove or demolish the structure, as well as that of workplace users.

The pre-construction information covers contents, timing and format.

Proposals to replace the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007

Designer responsibilities extend beyond the construction phase. Construction Design and Management Regulations Please include numerical data to aid appraisal if relevant. Additional duties are also placed on the Client, Designers and Contractors. The debate this prompted cmd to wide discussion in the industry about scop fitness for purpose of CDM Firstly, an external research project which consisted of a substantial questionnaire, structured interviews, focus groups and open meetings and workshops.


They applied throughout construction projects, from inception to final demolition and removal. The main proposed changes are to: Please provide comments, including evidence where available, if you wish.

They are backed up by a number of stated principles9 at the heart of Government policy on regulation, including: The principal contractor has prime responsibility for safety and health during the construction phase only on notifiable projects. The external research was published in April and along with the other elements of the evaluation the broad conclusions were that: To deliver this, a radical rethink is needed on the length, complexity and accessibility of the package and the value that the current ACoP provides to those who run such sites.

A CDM coordinator is required only on notifiable projects. The ‘pre-construction information’ is information regarding the project, site and other relevant issues required by designers and contractors. Proposed changes The draft Regulations therefore propose significant changes in the following areas.

Existing Health and Safety files must be modified files for structures undergoing modifications. The aims were to:. They are backed up by a number of stated aop at the heart of Government policy on regulation, including:.

A more pronounced two-tier industry has arguably emerged and the challenge is to provide an effective regulatory framework which is more applicable to smaller construction sites, and to appear more relevant to their needs. Domestic clients having work done on a property they intend to live in are exempt from CDM