Turner Access Higher Safety Total Access
Total Access Ethentic Chipmunk Data
Chipmunk Data Turner Access Ethentic

NEW CDM REGULATIONS: CLIENTS AND COORDINATORS

What might new EU Directive ‘Copy Out’ regulations look like?

HSE has a “well-developed” revised CDM Regulations package and consultative document ready for a 12-week public consultation in the coming weeks with any revised regulations coming into force in October 2014.

A central principle governing new CDM Regulations will be a ‘Copy Out’ of the EU Directive in order to remove and avoid any unnecessary ‘Gold Plating’ of UK law.

In a recent post we reproduced the main requirements of the Directive. So…. as we move towards publication of the draft regulations and consultation what might a ”Copy Out” of the Directive look like?

 UPDATE: CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT NOW PUBLISHED APRIL 2014
 
Client responsiblity for project health and safety?

The Directive requires the client to take account of the principles of prevention during the various stages of designing and preparing the project. In particular:

  • when deciding architectural, technical and/or organisational aspects; and
  • when estimating the period required for completing the work or work stages;

The client must also ensure that a construction site safety and health plan is drawn up before start and take account of the safety and health plans and files.

 
Coordinators are here to stay?

The client must appoint coordinators for safety and health matters for any construction site on which more than one contractor is present.

Two types of safety and health coordinator are required:

  1. Coordinator for the project preparations stage and
  2. Coordinator for the project execution stage
 
Coordinator for project preparation stage?

The preparation stage coordinator must:

  • Client duties – coordinate implementation of the client responsibilities;
  • Safety and health plan – ensure a safety and health plan is drawn up setting out the rules applicable to the construction site with specific measures concerning certain (specified) work.
  • Safety file – prepare a file containing relevant safety and health information to be taken into account during any subsequent works.
 
Coordinator for project execution stage?

The execution stage coordinator must :

  • Principles of prevention and safety – coordinate when technical and/or organisational aspects are being decided to plan the items or stages of work and  when estimating the period required for completing work or work stages;
  • Implementation – coordinate to ensure that employers apply the principles in a consistent manner and follow the safety and health plan;
  • Safety and health plan – adjust as required to take account of the progress of the work and any changes which have occurred;
  • Cooperation – organise cooperation between employers and coordination of their activities;
  • Monitoring – coordinate arrangements to check that the working procedures are being implemented correctly; and
  • Access to site – take steps to ensure that only authorised person are allowed onto the construction site.
 
What are ‘designer’ responsibilities under the Directive?

The ‘designer’ does not appear as a specific dutyholder under the Directive. Responsibility for ‘safety through design’ is placed with the project client.

In addition, the Directive states that “where a client has appointed a coordinator …… this does not relieve the client … of his responsibilities in that respect”.

So….  if the draft CDM 2014 Regulations honour the “Copy Out” principles we can expect an interesting consultation period!

Latest Construction Health and Safety News

SOLAR PANEL BOSS SENTENCED WITH COMPANY

Director and company given hefty sentences over worker fall

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 22nd November 2017

BUSINESS LEFT LEGIONELLA RISK UNCONTROLLED

Effective management arrangements missing for tunnel wash

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 22nd November 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 22nd NOV 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 22nd November 2017

PRICE RISES FOR IGNORING HSE NOTICES

Contractor given jail term after scaffolding prohibition issued

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 22nd November 2017

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON EXCAVATORS USED AS CRANES

Plant Forum stresses excavators should not be ‘first choice’ for lifting

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 22nd November 2017

LORRY SHEETING ARRANGEMENTS PROVED FATAL

Driver fell 4m to death during unsafe un-sheeting of lorry

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th November 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 15th NOV 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 16th November 2017

NEW CPA GUIDANCE ON FORWARD TIPPING DUMPERS

Industry aims to help prevent overturns and collision with workers

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th November 2017

DEMOLITION WORKER LOST BALANCE IN FATAL FALL

Lack of measures in place to prevent fall from mezzanine floor

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th November 2017

GROUNDWORKER SET ON FIRE BY CABLE STRIKE

RAMS requirement for underground service checks not followed

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 13th November 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 8th NOV 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 9th November 2017

RARE SUPPLIER PROSECUTION OVER FATAL CRUSHING

Vehicle manufacturer design and unsafe user practice caused death

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 9th November 2017

ASBESTOS SURVEY FAILED TO COVER ALL WORK AREAS

Utilities firm fined after electricians exposed to drilled asbestos

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 8th November 2017

METAL GRID FELL FROM FLT DURING PAINTING

Steel fabricator could have used sling to safely suspend grids

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 7th November 2017

DRIVER ESCAPES WITH LIFE AFTER POWER STRIKE

Director given suspended sentence over lorry 132kV line contact

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 7th November 2017

SCAFFOLDER FELL ON TEMPORARY ROOF WORKS

Injured workman lacked training and fall arrest equipment

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 7th November 2017

FALLING CONTROL PANEL CRUSHED WORKMAN

Planning lacking on how to safely move heavy electrical equipment

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 7th November 2017

POWER DOOR INSTALLER JAILED FOR THREE YEARS

Falling electrically powered gate claimed life of resident

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 3rd November 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 2nd NOV 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd November 2017

STEEL FIRM REMOVED BAND SAW SAFETY GUARD

Leg of worker crushed in the vice of an industrial band saw

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd November 2017

WORKMAN FELL AFTER RAIL REMOVED FOR ACCESS

Small builder failed to allow for missing guard-rail

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd November 2017

FINES RISE RAPIDLY ALONGSIDE HARM TO HEALTH

hselogo1HSE confirm lowest number of construction fatalities on record

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 2nd November 2017

HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE OCT 25th 2017

hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices weekly update and analysis

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th October 2017

GIRDERS FELL DURING UNSAFE USE OF DEMO PLANT

Workman crushed and trapped by steel moved by company MD

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th October 2017

FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT HAZARD LEFT UNCONTROLLED

Principal Contractor failed ensure covers or effective scaffolding installed

Read the rest of this article »

Posted on 25th October 2017
Turner Access Chipmunk Data
Total Access Ethentic
Higher Safety Turner Access