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Safety regs rewrite due for 2014

The Health and Safety Executive is to rewrite the construction, design and management regulations.

Detailed proposals are expected in December and the regulations are likely to be reissued in 2014.

An HSE spokesman said: “While many aspects of the CDM package work very well, such as the technical standards required during construction work, other aspects continue to cause concern for the industry, including coordination of health and safety prior to construction work starting.

“We are working closely with industry bodies in developing any revised proposals.”

The Association for Project Safety, which will advise on the process, said HSE would be influence by the outcomes of the government’s recent ‘red tape challenge’ consultations and would base the new CDM much more closely than before on the requirements of the EU Temporary Mobile Construction Sites Directive.

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