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REVISED CDM REGULATIONS DELAYED UNTIL 2014

Consultation in late summer 2013 with new regulations in October 2014

The July meeting of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) will hear that HSE has a “well-developed” draft revised CDM Regulations package plus supporting impact assessment and consultative document.

HSE plans to open a 12-week public consultation on the package in late summer 2013 with a view to revised regulations coming into force in October 2014. 

Guidance will include ‘example’ plans for small projects

Government policy requires that guidance supporting new legislation be published at least 12 weeks in advance of regulations coming into force. HSE intend to deliver a core guidance document providing clear legal interpretation of the revised regulations.

The core guidance will be supported by a practical guide to managing health and safety on small construction projects, and a suite of sector-specific guidance aimed at typical small construction projects supplemented by ‘example’ health and safety plans.

HSE will be ‘co-ordinating’ production of  ‘industry’ guidance aimed at individual dutyholder groups and will seek to endorse this guidance through ‘joint badging’.

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