As we await answers and specific guidance on the 2015 Construction Design and Management Regulations, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today published draft guidance on the legal requirements in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015).
Subject to parliamentary approval CDM 2015 will come into force on 6th April 2015. These will replace the existing CDM 2007 regulations.
The guidance is designed to help anyone who has duties under the regulations to prepare in advance and can be found on HSE’s website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l153.htm
Philip White, Chief Inspector of Construction said:
“The guidance may be subject to change while the regulations are awaiting parliamentary approval but we want duty holders to have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the main requirements before they come into force.
In addition we have worked with the industry to produce guidance to assist small businesses. Both sets of guidance complement each other and will help anyone affected by CDM 2015 to prepare for the changes in the law.”