HSE publishes new guidance for UK construction industry

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Updated Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:55:10 GMT

On 9 January, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published draft guidance on the legal requirements in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015). Subject to parliamentary approval, these new regulations will come into force on 6 April 2015, replacing the existing CDM 2007 regulations.

The HSE draft guidance is designed to help anyone who has duties under the regulations to prepare in advance. “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,” said Philip White, Chief Inspector of Construction. “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.”