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CDM Regulations to be rewritten

BY Thomas Elliott
Health & Safety
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are to be rewritten and reissued in 2014 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it has been discovered.

The detail of the new regulations will not be known until the HSE Board Paper is published towards the end of 2012.  

It is known however, that the HSE will be taking account of the implementation of the EU Temporary Mobile Construction Sites Directive (TMCS) as well as the outcome of the CDM Evaluation, the government’s various Red Tape Challenges and associated Star Chamber reports.  

It is understood the new regulations will be based much more closely on the requirements of the TMCS directive. Additional duties on top of the EU requirements will be considered provided they would bring tangible benefits to construction health & safety.  

The Association for Project Safety, which broke the news, plans to flag up areas where they believe the existing CDM Regulations can be improved, without imposing additional burdens on business and the construction industry.

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