JOHN OKEY'S VIEW ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CDM REGULATIONS

JOHN OKEY'S VIEW ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CDM REGULATIONS

The APS has reported that The Health and Safety Executive’s proposed changes to the CDM Regulations were due to be placed before the HSE Board in December 2012 however delays in preparing the draft regulations has resulted in the HSE confirming that they will not now go to their February Board meeting and will only be presented to the HSE Board for consideration in March 2013 at the very earliest.

Add into this mix the 2014 review of the underpinning European Temporary Mobile and Construction Sites Directive, changes to the Irish version of CDM introducing Domestic Clients, which come into force in June 2013, the speculation surrounding the forthcoming UK government announcement regarding our involvement in Europe, and you can see that the picture starts to get quite intriguing.

As always APS will try to keep you up to date with the latest news regarding the CDM Regulations.

My view:-

Furthermore the drafting committee are reported to be polarised between those that think that the existing regs are the greatest thing since sliced bread and those that think that they are broken, and yours truly can’t see why the HSE shouldn’t pause until the dust settles.