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1 Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive CDM 2007 Training Session 9 – Summary & Where Next? Version: September 07

2 Key points (1) Industry and HSE have worked in partnership to revise and simplify the CDM Regulations and combine them with the CHSW Regulations The new regulations apply if you are involved in construction and will help you to improve health and safety in the industry Regulations apply to all construction work Projects for non-domestic clients and lasting longer than 30 days or involving 500 person days of work have to be notified to HSE CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 2

3 Key points (2) Notification triggers appointment of additional duty holders and duties –Principal contractor –CDM co-ordinator –Construction phase plan –Health and safety file Most duties remain on clients, designers and contractors regardless of notification CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 3

4 Clients – Summary Duties on all clients, unless they are a genuine domestic client Clients have significant influence over the health and safety of construction projects Ensure that all those involved in the construction project are competent Ensure the construction team focuses on effective planning and management of risk - actively drive out wasteful bureaucracy Provide the right information to the right people at the right time The key advisor to clients for notifiable projects is the CDM co-ordinator Clients and CDM co-ordinators are not required to supervise construction work on site CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 4

5 CDM co-ordinators - Summary CDM co-ordinator has to be appointed for notifiable projects Role is to advise the client on health and safety issues during the design and planning phases –Advise about selecting competent designers and contractors –Advise on suitability of the initial construction phase plan Also need to: –Ensure HSE is notified of the work –Help identify and pass on key information –Co-ordinate health and safety during planning and design work –Prepare a health and safety file Paperwork should be risk focussed and project specific –actively drive out wasteful bureaucracy Do not have to supervise or monitor work on site CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 5

6 Designers - Summary If you are design or specify building work, then you are a designer with duties under CDM (a wide definition) Apply the ERI(C) principles –Eliminate hazards and reduce risks during design and inform others about remaining risks Forget detailed design risk assessments – simply think through the buildability, usability, maintainability and deconstructability Adopt a teamwork approach – if in doubt ask for advice from contractors and other specialists CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 6

7 Principal Contractors - Summary Clients should appoint a principal contractor (PC) for notifiable projects PC should ensure that the construction phase is properly planned, managed, monitored and resourced PC should produce a construction phase health and safety plan PC should ensure all workers and contractors are competent and provided with suitable induction, information and training Co-operate fully with other dutyholders Manage health and safety on site, not the paperwork CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 7

8 Contractors and workers - Summary Not start work until they have obtained sufficient pre-construction information form the client or PC Plan, manage and monitor their own work to make sure that workers are safe Ensure they and those they appoint are competent and adequately resourced Co-operate and co-ordinate with others Work in accordance with the construction phase plan and agreed methods of work CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 8

9 Site health & safety - Summary Equivalent to the duties under the old CHSW Regulations Applies to all construction sites Duties on every contractor and every other person who controls construction work Some changes that need to be applied, such as more needed on preventing access to sites and arrangements for demolition CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 9

10 Competence & training - Summary Competence involves knowledge of the tasks / risks and sufficient experience / ability to carry out the work safely CDM requires all organisation and individuals to be competent for the work they do Competence assessment should be proportionate to the risk, size and complexity of the work New competence criteria in the ACoP CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 10

11 Worker engagement & communication - Summary Provide the right information to the right people at the right time Effective engagement with workers can result in better safety standards and improved productivity Co-operation and co-ordination is a key element of CDM 2007 CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 11

12 HSEs expectations on the construction industry A change in attitude is needed to deliver the much needed improvements in construction health and safety A business as usual approach is not acceptable Industry needs to take ownership of the management of risk, show leadership and work in partnership Focus on effective planning and managing risk Ensure people are competent Reduce bureaucracy and paperwork CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 12

13 CDM 2007 – Further Advice CDM 2007 Regulations and Approved Code of Practice HSE Web Site - CDM 2007 Industry Guidance – Design issues –www.dbp.org.uk –www.dqi.org.uk –www.cic.org.uk –www.ciria.org.uk/cpn_intro.htm CDM 2007 Summary – Slide 13


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