Monday, October 16, 2017
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Health & Safety Briefings 14 July 2004

In conjunction with the Department of Trade & Industry and the IOM Employers' Federation, the Health & Safety at Work Inspectorate is actively promoting awareness and understanding of new safety legislation - the 'CDM Regulations' - which is coming into force on 1st October, 2004.

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, 2003, commonly known as the 'CDM Regulations', are intended to increase safety planning and management of construction projects.

As part of the process of awareness raising a series of briefings led by Dr. Peter Slinger are being delivered during July, hosted by the Employers' Federation. They have been designed specifically to make professionals within the industry fully aware of the legislation and the responsibilities being placed upon them prior to the legislation coming into force. The initial briefings, which have already taken place, have been well received by those attending.

DTI Minister, Alex Downie, MHK, showed his commitment to improving health and safety standards in the construction industry by opening the first briefing session. In his opening remarks he said:

"The introduction of the new safety legislation is an important and necessary change for those connected with the industry. The 'CDM Regulations' bring their own challenges and opportunities for improving safety.

"It is important that local companies in design, architecture and building are fully aware of their legal obligations and are in a position to fulfil those obligations. Clients have a particular role in assisting with this.

"I am pleased that the Health & Safety at Work Inspectorate, the Employers' Federation, DTI staff and local safety professionals are able to work together to help improve standards in the construction industry."

Steve Bentham, Senior Health & Safety Inspector said:

"The introduction of the new safety legislation is an important and necessary change for those connected with the construction industry.

"It is important that local companies involved in construction are fully aware of their legal obligations and are in a position to fulfil them when the Regulations become operative.

"I am particularly pleased that these briefings have been so well attended. Partnership working of this nature is the way forward and I encourage everyone involved to embrace these changes and to actively work towards implementing them thereby reducing the potential for serious accidents in construction."

More stories >>>  


Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World