On the 6th April 2015, the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are expected to come into force.
The latest change aims to simplify the regulations and provide better clarity and understanding, especially for small to medium sized companies. The bulk of the responsibilities have been placed onto the Client, to either carry out specific tasks or to ensure that it is being done by others, including ensuring that the design process eliminates or reduces risk and that the construction phase is delivered without risk to health and safety.
Other changes include the replacement of the CDM Co-ordinator and the introduction of a new role of “Principal Designer” who has a role to manage, plan, coordinate and monitor health and safety information during the pre-construction phase. The threshold for notification is also expected to fall.
MFA intend to hold a CPD on the proposed changes. Further information to follow