HSE rethinks plan to drop Approved Code of Practice for CDM 2015 launch

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  1. I am CIAT qualified and have often acted as designer and CDMC. On most of the projects I have worked on as CDMC alone it has appalled me that designers and other members of the design team paid little attention to CDM until well into the design of the project. The regs do not need to be changed just the designers and sometimes clients need to pay more than JUST lip service to CDM

  2. As both a qualified designer & CDMC, I can see that designers already have too much legislation/liability on their plate to manage & getting rid of CDMC’s is a backward step of safety control.. even with an ACoPS!

  3. Hi Daljit

    Answer to your question is the Client, and as this is for the duration of the project. They will no doubt have to engage someone qualified i.e CDMC or H&S

    Could’nt agree more no doubt as above designers will have to employ qualified persons to assist especially as they also have to compile the H&S file at the end of the project.

    Overall (forget safety) any savings the HSE envisage from removing the CDMC dont stack up which i believe was the aim.

  4. Mr Sandland, as an architect and experienced CDM-C, I could not agree more! It is rare to find a designer who pays much more than lip service to CDM, mainly as a result of having so many other issues to consider. The HSE forcing the role of PD onto unwilling shoulders is not going to make them get up to speed with CDM or compensate for the loss of the extensive knowledge of experienced independent CDM-C’s.
    In a recent discussion about how this will affect PI, it was suggested that to demonstrate adequate levels of competence, PDs should hold the NEBOSH Construction Certificate – requiring only a mere 150 hours worth of study + day of exams + around £500 distance learning. It’s a bit beyond the couple of hours budgeted for in the HSE’s consultation!!

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