Seminars are taking place across the country to gauge opinion on change key legislation governing construction.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched the consultation to see what people think about replacing the 2007 Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2007 and withdrawing the Approved Code of Practice.
The proposals are bound to attract interest from people working in the construction industry but also from people involved with construction projects.
The changes would see all temporary or mobile construction sites being made to implement the minimum health and safety requirements as per Directive 92/57/EEC. The only exception is any requirements enforced by the Work and Height Regulations 2005.
The ten-week consultation process will see seminars take place between 22 April and 7 May in venues across the country including Leeds, London and Edinburgh. Anyone in the construction industry is welcome to attend – not just APS members.
The seminars, which cost £15, will feature a presentation of the proposed regulations and a chance to discuss them in small groups.
The consultation process began this week and will finish on 6 June.
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