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CDM 2015 Update

Expected enforcement date if Parliamentary approval is given 06th April 2015.

Draft Guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

The publication provides draft Legal (L) Series guidance on the legal requirements in The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). It is available now, before the Regulations come into force on 6 April, to help anyone who has duties under the Regulations to prepare in advance.

The draft Regulations are based closely on the 2014 consultation draft but they have been amended in light of comments made in and following the consultation. In particular, they contain enhanced transitional provisions to cover projects which are already underway on 6 April 2015. These will allow for CDM co-ordinators already appointed on projects which span 6 April 2015 to remain in post for six months, or to the end of the project, whichever is earlier. The draft Regulations take a slightly different approach to ensuring that those engaged to carry out construction work are suitable, using language which more closely reflects industry practice than the consultation draft.

Note: The draft Regulations and guidance may be subject to change while the Regulations are awaiting Parliamentary approval. The final versions of both will be available on 6 April 2015.

For further information contact HSQ&E Manager Joe Mitchell on 01753 684508