Safety Expert Welcomes Impact Of Construction Regulations

Study Assesses Progress On CDM 2007

13.06.2011

A workplace injury specialist at Irwin Mitchell has welcomed research which has shown the impact of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

The pilot study assessed the work related to CDM 2007 which has been carried out by safety consultants and found that three of the goals related to the regulations are being achieved, while two more are in the process of being so.

It also revealed that a number of construction firms are complying with the guidance by providing the necessary information when required.

Stephen Nye, an accidents at work specialist at Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham office, said the findings highlighted how a number of companies in the construction sector are embracing health and safety.

He said: “I’m pleased to see these construction regulations seem to be having a positive effect in terms of improving both attitude and culture when it comes to health and safety at work.

“The construction industry is widely regarded as one of the more dangerous industries to work in and we have seen how a failure to comply with guidance can have devastating consequences for workers in the trade.

“Safety needs to be a priority in this sector and all workers need the best possible training and protection from potential harm.

“The findings of this initial report demonstrate the importance of regulation for driving up standards of health and safety in the workplace and we hope that further research into CDM 2007 will show further improvements.”