Key Changes to CDM Regulations 2015

The CDM Regulations are changing from the 6th April 2015; the regulations will now also apply to domestic clients and will focus on the pre-construction phase of the project. There is a transitional period of six months to transfer to CDM 2015 for current projects.

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Bad Air Day Website

There is a new ‘Bad Air Day’ Website. The Welding Fume Team is a  group brought together by HSE, with the aim of promoting awareness and highlighting the potential risks to respiratory health from exposure to welding and thermal cutting fume.  www.badairday.info

Good Samaritan Bill

Legislation is being introduced next year to protect “Good Samaritans” who are acting for “the common good”.

The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill has been developed to reassure first aiders and voluntary workers that they cannot be sued for accidents that happen when they are attending to those who need help or are in distress. There was concern that people were being deterred from taking part in voluntary activities, helping others or intervening in emergencies due to worries about risk and liability.   Read more