The HSE are looking at proposals to update the CDM regs to bring them in line with the requirements of Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites.
The changes will require better risk assessment at design stage and then stricter controls on health and safety during the construction phase. This will include for auditing of contractors’ risk assessments and method statements and monitoring that these controls are in place on the site.
Also included now are domestic projects such as house extensions
One change the HSE are considering is to remove the present CDM co-ordinator role and place those duties onto the principal designer.
So in effect, this means that it will be down to you, as the principal designer, to evaluate and approve the principal contractor’s RAMS and ensure that they are carried out on site. You will also be responsible for ensuring the O&M Manuals and Health and Safety File and put together and passed to the client. In addition to your present duties!
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