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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Designer responsibilities extend beyond the construction phase. HSE believes that this will be clear to acopp reading the Regulations.

The principal contractor must also comply with the contractor’s duties below. The client remains responsible for ensuring client duties are met. Close this cd, to accept, or Cookie Policy. There is also the possibility that a domestic client can instead have a written agreement with a principal designer cddm the principal designer will fulfil those duties.

Registered charity in England and Wales No. Clients including domestic clients The external research was published in April and along with the other elements of the evaluation the broad conclusions were that:. The ACoP came into force in April The UK remains committed to fully implementing EU Directives and the proposed changes to the Regulations will meet that aim.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

The main findings were:. It states that following the advice given complies with CDM regulations.

The initial notification happens as soon as possible after appointment of the CDM coordinator. The client’s legal duties are:.

The health and safety file contains information needed to allow safe construction. The draft Regulations do not explicitly require clients to check the competence of organisations, before they are appointed to carry out construction work.

Proposals to replace the CDM Regulations

What would be the impacts for projects that do not currently require such appointments: TMCSD requires it whenever there is more than one contractor. The pre-construction information covers contents, timing and format. The pre-construction information may include indexed drawings, reports, surveys, etc.


The larger, more structured part of the industry has made significant progress in improving its management of health and safety risks over this timeframe. Do you think that these general duties on designers would be effective in considering relevant health and safety risks during subsequent construction work?

The proposed revised package was presented to the then Health and Safety Commission in The balance of where serious and fatal injuries occur has shifted dramatically in the past cdmm. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat A health and safety file HSF is required only on notifiable projects. ACoP came into force in April Further notifications are required by project changes that affects the notification, such as 20007 subsequent appointment of the principal contractor. The proposals will be of interest to clients of construction work including householders as clientsdesigners, principal contractors, contractors, sub-contractors including the self-employed, CDM co-ordinators, safety representatives and anyone else with an interest in construction projects.

Construction Design and Management Regulations 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. Designers can identify and eliminate hazards and reduce hazard risks where elimination is not possible.

The industry also set a series of tough industry targets. This edition is a complete re-write from the original and revised ACoP’s that were written for the CDM regulations The external research was published in April and along with the other elements of the evaluation the broad conclusions acoo that: What do you think will be the impact of this?

Please send them to consultation iosh. Its motivation for achieving higher standards is often one of continuous improvement and innovation leading to best practice, rather than just meeting regulatory requirements.


Do you have any other comments on the proposals covered by this questionnaire?

Is this approach acceptable to you? The client controls the duration, budget and appointment of other parties. HSE has redrafted the duties to make them clearer. The regulations require the CDM coordinator to notify the local HSE office of all projects expected to last more than 30 working days and all work of shorter duration that involves more than person-shifts.

They were superseded by the Construction Design and Management Regulations These changes are significant and should be read in conjunction with the HSE document.

The client takes charge of the file upon project completion. Mandatory documents for a CDM project, include project notification, pre-construction information, construction phase plan and health and safety plan.

Construction phase health and safety plans, proportionate to the risks involved, will be required for all projects. Paragraph 21 of the ACoP states that if the risk is medium to high for example where the work involves the following.

Do you agree with this approach? Please comment on any of the definitions in draft regulation 2 that you think are problematic. The aims were to: Given the various background considerations, the desire to improve standards in the SME sector and reduce bureaucracy across the industry a more comprehensive revision of CDM is proposed.

Where significant risks remain, designers must ensure that the CDM coordinator, other designers and contractors are aware of these risks. Will there any impacts for projects that currently do not require a plan?