Consultation On Replacement Of The Construction (Design And Management) Regulations 2007

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;
  • removal of the domestic client exemption and transfer of these limited duties to the contractor/designer; and
  • replacement of the ACoP with tailored guidance.

HSE’s Construction Chief Inspector Heather Bryant said:

“Despite recent improvements, construction can still be a dangerous industry and the CDM Regulations are at the heart of how we are working to improve safety.

“The proposed changes are aimed at ensuring more people come home safe and well from their work and making the law simpler and clearer for employers to understand, particularly small businesses. The Regulations and supporting guidance need to help those working on building sites to get health and safety right.”

The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) has worked with HSE over the last two years to develop the proposals.