constructoin standards

Following the consultation on the revised CDM Regulations we advised you about in our April newsletter, there were 1,427 responses to the HSE’s consultation document.  The HSE is now looking to publish the AcoP by January 2015, with a view to CDM 2015 coming into force in April 2015.  There may be a transitional period of six months after that.

The main proposed changes were to make the Regulations easier to understand by:

  • replacing the CDM co-ordinator role with the principal designer
  • replacing the ACOP with targeted guidance
  • replacing the detailed and prescriptive requirements for individual and corporate competence with a more generic requirement
  • aligning notification requirements with the Directive
  • apply the Regulations to domestic clients but in a proportionate way

We will keep you informed of any updates to this in the New Year.