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CDM2015 to come into force in April 2015

Progress welcomed on construction regulations consultation resulting in new CDM2015 from April 2015

IOSH has welcomed the conclusion of a public consultation on revising the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM), following a period of uncertainty about the changes.

These important regulations aim to improve health and safety in construction, by making it integral to projects and focussing on effective planning and risk management – from design concept onwards.  The HSE launched a 10-week consultation in March with a view to developing revised regulations. Following the consultation a number of weaknesses in the propsals are now being addressed.  In particular the need to provide more clarity and guidance on the key issue of competence and also to retain a shorter approved code of practice.

Report from www.shponline.co.uk

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