HSE U-Turn on ACOP removal for CDM Regulations
The Construction (Design and Management) 2007 Regulations were up for a revamp, but the plans received so many complaints that a decision was made to maintain the ACOP and introduce a slimmed down version instead. Over 1,400 people took part in the consultation with only a third in favour of withdrawing the ACOP.
However, the majority of other proposed changes will be implemented (possibly by April 2015) despite strong opposition.
Significant reforms include simplification of the regulations, changes to competence requirements and the abolition of the CDM co-ordinator role will proceed if the Government gives the go-ahead.