The consultation received 1427 responses which is among the highest of any consultation undertaken by HSE. The main findings and HSE conclusions are:
Overall conclusion – broad support for the aims of the proposed revision by industry stakeholders but concerns in some cases about how effectively the Regulations and associated guidance will deliver real change, particularly with SMEs;
Principal Designer / CDM-C – the proposed replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role with that of the principal designer remains appropriate;
Approved Code of Practice - a case has been made to develop a new, shorter signposting ACOP, complemented by the HSE and joint HSE-industry guidance; and
Competence – HSE proposes to revisit the drafting of this provision to improve clarity, but believes that the replacement of the existing competence requirements remains appropriate.