ICE Cheshire joint with ESHSG, Chester: CDM: Managing risks better - A contemporary view, Chester

10 November, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:30

Venue address:

The University of Law
Christleton Hall
Pepper Street
Chester CH3 7AB
United Kingdom
Get an overview on CDM and how to manage risks better.
Get an overview on CDM and how to manage risks better.

About this event

Previously, construction designers faced difficulties when applying the requirement of CDM to 'eliminate hazards and reduce risk', so far as is reasonably practicable. These difficulties were significant 'showstoppers' and arose from too little thought being given to the application of this requirement to designers in the construction context.

The revision of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, published in January 2015 (CDM2015), and now in force – HSE's third attempt to legislate in this area, and its fourth attempt to write guidance – was a golden opportunity to tackle these major impediments. It failed to do this; so how should engineers progress in this situation?

Parking for this event is free; refreshments will be served from 18:00 onwards. Please make your way to reception where you will be directed to the meeting room.


For more information, please contact:

Antje Budge
t: 07866 033 143

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John Carpenter

John Carpenter

John Carpenter is past Secretary of SCOSS and of the TWf (Temporary Works Forum). He has taken a long-standing interest in risk management and CDM in this regard. He wrote the designer guidance for the 2007 version and has published and lectured widely on structural safety subjects. His paper 'Release of safety-critical data following an incident in the construction industry' won a Telford Medal.