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 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. CDM was considered structurally complex, and many in the industry struggled with its systematic approach and concepts. Concerns developed that the Regulations were 22007 delivering what was intended, but instead drove bureaucratic 2007.
The then Government called the industry to account at a high-level summit, challenging the industry to improve its health and safety performance or face further regulation. At the summit the industry made a number of commitments to improve health and safety performance through stronger leadership, worker engagement and taking ownership of the issues.
The industry also set a series of tough industry targets. The debate this prompted led to wide discussion in the industry about the fitness for purpose of CDM This started the process of a review of CDM followed by consultation on revised regulations in and The cmd 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 Inas part of the review, HSE commissioned an independent baseline study3.
This provided an important snapshot of attitudes prevalent at the time and has provided a very useful comparison for the evaluation of CDM The proposed revised package was presented to the then Health and Safety Commission in The aims were to:.
At the time CDM was introduced the Regulations were debated in Parliament4 and a commitment was given by the then Government to carry out an early review. This was agreed to mean after three years instead of five. The evaluation of CDM was one of the largest cvm evaluations undertaken by HSE, reflecting the more than two million workers subject to its requirements.
A pilot exercise was undertaken in to develop a question set and methodology, and the main evaluation started in The evaluation consisted of three elements. Firstly, an external research project which consisted of a substantial questionnaire, structured interviews, focus groups and open meetings and workshops. Feedback was also received from HSE inspectors. The external research was published in April and along with the other elements of the evaluation the broad conclusions were that:.
This is a Cabinet Office led initiative seeking comments from the public on all Government regulations. A number of comments were made on the CDM Regulations. The Government has clearly stated policies on the introduction of new regulations. They are backed up by a number of stated principles9 at the heart of Government policy on regulation, including:.
Proposals to replace the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007
The proposed revision will principally support the strategic objectives of improved co-ordination, better value for money, improved efficiency and procurement and use of technological changes, for example, building information modelling BIM.
The following two issues in. The UK remains committed to fully implementing EU Directives and the proposed changes to the Regulations will meet that aim. The balance of where serious and fatal injuries occur has shifted dramatically in the past years. Two thirds or more of fatalities now occur on small sites — sites where fewer than 15 people work — which is the reverse of the historical picture.
The larger, more structured part of the industry has made significant progress in improving its management of health and safety risks over this timeframe. Its motivation for achieving higher standards is often one of continuous improvement and innovation leading to best practice, rather than just meeting regulatory requirements. 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.
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.
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. Please send them to consultation iosh.
HSE believes that this approach will be more easily understood by small or medium sized employers than the current one set out in CDM Please comment on any of the definitions in draft regulation 2 that you think are problematic.
The technical standards have remained effectively unchanged. These are contained in Part 4 of the proposed Regulations. Is this approach acceptable to you? CDM continues to place general duties on designers. HSE has redrafted the duties to make them clearer.
In your opinion, are the designer duties clearer? Do you think that these general duties on designers would be effective in considering relevant health and safety risks during subsequent construction work? Construction phase health and safety plans, proportionate to the risks involved, will be required for all projects.
Currently, only projects lasting more than 30 days or person-days need plans. Will there any impacts for projects that currently do not require a plan? Please comment on whether there is any additional guidance that would be helpful.
HSE believes that there is a need to bring the pre-construction coordination function into the project team that is in control of the pre-construction phase. This will be an effective way of achieving the aim of integrated risk management. Do you agree with this approach? Principal Contractor PC if a project involves more than one contractor.
What would be the impacts for projects that do not currently require such appointments: The draft Regulations do not explicitly require clients to check the competence of organisations, before they are appointed to carry out construction work.
However, this requirement is implicit in the duty in regulation 5 for clients to ensure adequate management arrangements. HSE believes that this will be clear to those cm the Regulations.
The draft Regulations replace the specific requirements for individual worker competence in CDM with a more general requirement. Under CDM those arranging for or instructing workers to carry out construction work should ensure that they have received sufficient information, instruction and training, and have adequate supervision. HSE believes that this will have no adverse effects on health and safety. CDM changes the notification threshold to cover projects lasting more than 30 working days and having more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in 20077 projects; or exceeding person-days.
Proposals to replace the CDM Regulations
What do you think will be the impact of this? By default this deems that their duties will be fulfilled by the contractor or principal contractor where there is more than one contractor. 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.
HSE believes this would be a proportionate approach. Do you agree with the analysis of the impacts including costs and benefits on commercial projects presented in the IA? No — What steps would you take to improve it? Please include numerical data to aid appraisal if relevant. Do you agree with the analysis of the impacts including costs and benefits on domestic projects presented in the IA? Are there any costs or benefits positive or negative that we have missed that you believe should be taken into account?
Do you have any other comments on the proposals covered by this questionnaire?
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
Please provide comments if you wish. Log in and we’ll use the details we already have for you to make it even easier for you to use our site. Registered charity in England and Wales No. The aims were to: Evaluation of CDM The evaluation of CDM was one of cd, largest post-implementation evaluations undertaken by HSE, reflecting the more than aacop million workers subject to its requirements.
The external research was published in April and along with the other elements of the evaluation the broad conclusions were that: CDM was viewed more positively by duty holders than the version; its broad structure was fit for purpose; problems generally arose through miss- and over-interpretation of the Regulations; significant concerns remained, however, in several areas: They are backed up by a number of stated principles9 at the heart of Government policy on regulation, including: The following two issues in CDM have been identified as requiring re-alignment with the Directive: TMCSD requires it whenever there is more than one contractor.
Small sites The balance of where serious and fatal injuries occur has shifted dramatically in the past years. Implications for developing CDM 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 aco; proposed. Proposed changes The draft Regulations therefore propose significant changes in the following areas.
This consultation therefore seeks views on the following areas: Domestic clients procuring work can assume the appointments to the co-ordination roles will happen automatically co-ordination roles principal designer and principal contractor and cd, thresholds — The proposals remove the CDM co-ordinator role.
Please provide comments, including evidence where available, if you wish. Yes No Please provide comments, including evidence where available, if you wish. Axop No What will these be? Replacing the ACoP with targeted guidance 7. Replacing the CDM co-ordinator with the principal designer 9.
Clients including domestic clients No — Please provide comments if you wish.