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    REVIEW OF CDM REGULATIONS 2007 NOW PUBLISHED

    Report may disappoint those expecting clearer duties and reduced bureaucracy

    HSE has now published a report on the results of an evaluation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007). 

    Quantitative and qualitative data was obtained using a variety of techniques from a number of sources and the researchers report that results of the evaluation show:

    • CDM 2007 has gone a long way to meeting its objectives, but some concerns remain within the industry;
    • construction design, management and site practices have improved between 2006 and 2010;
    • a cost impact was associated with CDM 2007, but respondents rated the benefits obtained higher than costs; and
    • industry practice was found to have a significant influence on how CDM 2007 is implemented

    The report also claims that publication meets the Lofstedt report recommendation that CDM 2007 and the associated ACoP evaluation should be completed by April 2012. 

    Comment

    We reported the upcoming results of this research in July 2011.

    Some readers may doubt that formal publication now delivers on the Lofstedt report recommendation that evaluation of CDM 2007 by April 2012 should “ensure there is a clearer expression of duties, a reduction of bureaucracy and appropriate guidance for small projects.”

    However, the report adds that the evidence will support policy development and that HSE will address the CDM package as a whole and consult on any changes once the HSE Board has considered them. Watch this space then… 

    KEY MESSAGES

    The report also highlights the following key messages:

    1. CDM 2007 has gone a long way to meeting its objectives, but there are still some concerns within the construction industry;
    2. respondents’ level of agreement to statements relating to HSE’s five objectives for CDM was far more positive for CDM 2007 than for CDM 1994;
    3. respondents’ levels of agreement with statements relating to construction design, management and site practices are more positive in 2010 than they were in 2006;
    4. whilst there was a cost impact of CDM 2007, respondents rated the benefits as being higher than the costs;
    5. it is the interpretation of the ACOP rather than the regulations themselves that can cause problems; and
    6. industry practice has a significant influence on how the construction industry implements CDM 2007.

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