The latest government leglislation on Design and Management of construction projects within the UK has now taken effect. You can view them here. Even if you think you know everything you need to know, it’s always important to check and keep up to date as these kind of things are always amended and updated. The latest changes will affect people working on sites, as well as procurement staff within the industry.
Key changes to take note of include:
- A construction phase plan is now required for all projects.
- CDM Co-ordinator (CDM-C) role replaced with a Principal Designer responsible for Health & Safety in the design team.
- Before work starts on site, the client is required to appoint a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor – while ensuring that these are able to demonstrate that they can deliver the project in a way that ensures health and safety best practice.
- Client duties have been extended to cover domestic projects. These duties are normally transferred to the Principal Contractor.
- Clients must notify the HSE of any projects(with more than 20 persons on site) that are expected to last more than 30 working days.