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    HSE / INDUSTRY REVIEW CDM 2007

    CONIAC Group to evaluate CDM 2007

    The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) has established a working group to evaluate the working of CDM 2007.

    The group met for the first time on 26 October 2009 to clarify terms of reference and purpose including relationship to the HSE formal evaluation. It is a task and finish group that is due to report in November 2010.

    The members of the group are: Steve Acaster (Persimmon), Richard Ash (Engineering Construction Industry Association), Greg Brown (Association for Project Safety), Paul Bussey (Scott Brownrigg), Kevin Fear (ConstructionSkills), Professor Rudi Klein (Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group), David Lambert (Institution of Civil Engineers), Rob Miguel (UNITE), Alan Muddiman (Construction Confederation), Peter O’Connell (Federation of Master Builders), Colin Silcock (G & J Seddon), Ian Simms (Royal Mail Group) and David Watson (WSP UK), with one other appointment pending. Chair and Secretariat are being provided by HSE.

    The working group evaluation will be against the HSC stated aims for CDM 2007, namely:

    1. Simplifying the regulations to improve clarity and easier to know what is expected;
    2. Maximising flexibility to fit with the range of contractual arrangements;
    3. Focus on planning and management to emphasise active management and minimising bureaucracy;
    4. Strengthening co-ordination and cooperation to encourage more integration.
    5. Simplifying assessment of competence to help raise standards and reduce bureaucracy.

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