Consultation on Replacement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

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Posted on 31 Mar 2014

The Health and Safety Executive has 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 Approved Code of Practice with tailored guidance.

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

The consultation is open from 31 March until 6 June 2014. To view the consultation and to respond click here.

The proposals will be of interest to clients of construction work (including householders as clients), designers, principal contractors, contractors, sub-contractors including the self-employed, CDM co-ordinators, safety representatives and anyone else with an interest in construction projects.

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