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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 Overview. Version: September 07. Overview of the construction industry. Output - 8% of UK GDP 1.75M site workers and 450K professionals and consultants (8% of working population) 190,000 companies (95% employ < 10)

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    1. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007Overview Version: September 07

    2. Overview of the construction industry • Output - 8% of UK GDP • 1.75M site workers and 450K professionals and consultants (8% of working population) • 190,000 companies (95% employ < 10) • Over 200+ key stakeholders • No entry threshold/transitory workplaces • £17bn unofficial economy • Disproportionate level of fatals, major injuries and incidents of ill-health CDM 2007 Overview

    3. Key health and safety statistics • 32% of all worker fatalities (77 killed in 2006/07) • 15% of all major employee injuries (3677 in 2005/06) • 7492 over 3-day injuries to employees (2005/06) • 86,000 suffering from work-related ill health (2005/06) • 3.2M working days lost per year due to injury and ill health (2005/06) CDM 2007 Overview

    4. Fatal and injury trends(Percentage incidence rate changes against targets) CDM 2007 Overview

    5. Background – CDM 94 • Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 implemented key aspects of a construction European Directive • Identified the need to reduce risk by better co-ordination, management and co-operation • For the first time the duties on clients and designers were made more explicit • CDM 94 led to a major change in how the industry managed health and safety CDM 2007 Overview

    6. CDM 94 - Why Change? • Concerns from industry and HSE that CDM 94 was not delivering the improvements in health and safety that were expected of it • Slow acceptance, particularly amongst clients and designers • Effective planning, management, communications and co-ordination less than expected • Competence of organisations and individuals slow to improve • Defensive verification approach adopted by many – led to complexity and bureaucracy CDM 2007 Overview

    7. History of CDM 2007 • Extensive consultation and partnership working between industry and HSE • September 2002 - Discussion Document ‘Revitalising Health and Safety in Construction’ • March 2005 - HSC publish Consultation Document with draft Regulations – which combine CDM 94 and Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1996 • December 2005 - HSC agreed Regulations should be supported by an Approved Code of Practice and industry produced guidance • CDM 2007 came into force April 2007 CDM 2007 Overview

    8. The objectives of CDM 2007 • Simplify the regulations and improve clarity • Maximise their flexibility • Focus on planning and management, not ‘The Plan’ and other paperwork • Strengthen requirements on co-operation and co-ordination- encourage better integration • Simplify competence assessment, reduce bureaucracy and raise standards CDM 2007 Overview

    9. Structure of CDM 2007 • Five parts • Part 1: Introduction • Part 2: General management duties applying to all construction projects • Part 3: Additional duties where projects are notifiable • Part 4: Worksite health and safety requirements • Part 5: General • Supported by a CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) CDM 2007 Overview

    10. CDM 2007 – key points • Regulations apply to all construction work • Notification triggers appointment of additional duty holders and duties in Part 3 of the Regulations • Principal contractor (PC) • CDM co-ordinator (role of planning supervisor under CDM 94 has been removed) • Notification to HSE (F10 Form) • Construction phase plan (requirement for pre-construction plan under CDM 94 removed) • Health and safety file • Most duties remain on clients, designers & contractors regardless of notification • Greater clarity in relation to competence assessment and new competence criteria in the ACoP CDM 2007 Overview

    11. Notifiable construction work under CDM 2007 are construction projects with a: Non-domestic client and involve Construction work lasting longer than 30 days or Construction work involving 500 person days Note – Trigger under CDM 94 had been more complex Trigger for Appointments CDM 2007 Overview

    12. HSE’s 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 health and safety risks, show leadership and work in partnership • Focus on effective planning and managing risk • Ensure people are competent • Reduce bureaucracy & paperwork CDM 2007 Overview

    13. CDM 2007 – Key messages • Industry and HSE have worked in partnership to revise and simply 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 • The aims of the new regulations are to have the right people for the right job at the right time to manage risks on site, reduce paperwork and encourage teamwork • Focus on effective planning and managing risk CDM 2007 Overview