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CDM REGULATIONS 2015: NO ACOP FOR 12 MONTHS

Industry body accepts HSE decision on CDM 2015 Approved Code

The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) met on Wednesday 16 March 2016 at HSE London HQ for a routine six monthly meeting.

The meeting agenda included Item 8 “CDM ACoP 2015 – Decision of HSE Board meeting 9 March 2016″.

The members heard that the HSE Board met on March 9th 2016 and agreed that the case for a CDM Regulations 2016 Approved Code of Practice adding value to the existing suite of guidance had NOT been made.

The Board noted Trade Union concerns, and suggested further discussions between HSE and industry to explore how the existing suite of guidance might be better communicated to achieve the objectives of CDM 2015.

The Board requested that the situation is reviewed after 12 months to consider progress and any continuing call for an ACOP to supplement the Regulations.

CONIAC await review in 2017

The HSE Board decision was discussed at the CONIAC meeting on March 16th 2016.

The Trade Union members were disappointed that the Board had not agreed to an ACOP, and that this was a matter of principle.

The CONIAC meeting accepted the Board’s decision to review the circumstances after 12 months.

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