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Consultation on CDM Regulations (NI) 2007:

The consultative document contains proposals for the replacement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (CDM).

The proposed Regulations implement in Northern Ireland the requirements of Directive 92/57/EEC on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites. The main proposed changes are to: make the Regulations easier to understand; replace the CDM co-ordinator role with the principal designer; replace the ACoP with targeted guidance; replacement of explicit competence requirements with a specific requirement for appropriate skills, knowledge, training and experience; align notification requirements with the Directive and apply the Regulations to domestic clients but in a proportionate way.

Further details regarding the proposed Regulations are set out in the consultative document - see below.

The closing date for receipt of comments is no later than noon on Monday 23 March 2015.

 

 


 

Comparison between CDM2015 (GB) and proposals for CDM2015 (NI):

 
Download a comparison document.
 
 

 


 

Committee News: 

It is the continual aim of the NI committee to maintain our relationships with other professional health and safety bodies and engage in new partnerships and organise events of interest that benefit our members and guests.  To assist in this process, please do not hesitate in contacting Chairman Harry with suggestions of potential topics or local events / issues that need highlighting.

As a committee, we have now met twice in 2011 and are actively planning for and progressing this year’s regional events and shall keep our NI members updated accordingly in print and on the website.