Consultation on Replacing CDM Regulations (Britain)

The Health and Safety Executive has today opened a 10 week consultation on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).

Key changes being proposed include:

– replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with a principal designer role within the project team;
– introducing a duty on information, instruction, training and supervision to replace the duty to assess competence;
– removal of the domestic client exemption and transfer of these limited duties to the contractor/designer; and
– replacement of the ACoP with tailored guidance.

The consultation document is found here.

Subscribers to Cardinal Environment Tailored EHS Legislation Registers will have the changes reflected in their websystems when the replacement documents are published.