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  • Formal consultation on HSC's proposals for new construction health and safety regulations and guidance began on 31st March 2005 and formally concluded on 29 July 2005.
  • We are aware that, because of key business and other commitments, some of you were unable to complete and submit your formal responses to us by 29 July, but still wish to have your views considered and taken account of in our analysis of responses to the consultation. For this reason, we have decided to informally extend the consultation until 31 August, which should give you all plenty of time to respond.  This is an absolute cut-off date, and no responses received after this date will be included in the formal analysis exercise..
  • As well as responding by completing the online questionnaire on this website, you can also respond by email to  .
  • From 1 September, members of this consultation group will be migrated to a "Community of Interest" to allow you to keep in touch with developments, if you wish to do so.

 Getting copies of the Consultative Document (CD)
You can:

If you want more than one copy there is a charge for postage and handling of £2.50 for the second copy plus £0.50 for each subsequent copy ordered. (HSE Books staff can advise about methods of payment.) Orders may take up to 10 working days to be processed and delivered and will only be accepted for delivery to addresses in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

If you need to contact HSE Book you can at the following address:

HSE Books
PO Box 1999,
Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2WA

Tel: 01787 881165
Fax: 01787 313995

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This consultation has now formally closed but it will reopen, informally, on Wednesday 3 August for a couple of weeks to accommodate those whose response projects overran or who unduly prioritised holidays! You can also continue to respond by email to for a couple of weeks.

After this, members of the group will be migrated to a 'Community of Interest' to allow you to keep in touch with developments, should you wish to do so.

Consultation Documents

  • CD200-part1 (765Kb)
    CD200-part1 Introduction and draft Regulations. (These are in PDF format and you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to read it. You can get this from
    31 Mar 2005 09:33
  • CD200-part3 (Partial RIA) (554Kb)
    CD200-part3 (Partial Regulatory Impact Assessment and response questionnaire)
    05 Apr 2005 15:33
  • CD200-part2 (guidance) (985Kb)
    CD200-part2 - Draft guidance.
    31 Mar 2005 11:01
  • CD200 cover (448Kb)
    CD200 covers, including contacts for responses and queries and data protection statement
    31 Mar 2005 14:25
  • CDM CD Press Release (40Kb)
    HSE News Release issued 31 March 2005, announcing publication of the CD with HSC's proposals for revision of the CDM/CHSWR Regulations, ACoP and guidance.
    01 Apr 2005 12:37
  • CDM events - England (99Kb)
    Details of consultation events in England organised for HSE by Constructing Excellence - includes registration form.
    25 Apr 2005 14:52
  • Background and key changes (1.2Mb)
    Stephen Wright's presentation from the CDM consultation events
    23 Jun 2005 14:18
  • Construction Priority Programme (1.4Mb)
    Introductory presentation from the CDM consultation events
    23 Jun 2005 14:18
  • Industry perspective - Graham Walker - Turner & Townsend Management Solutions (456Kb)
    Industry perspective from the CDM consultation events - Graham Walker
    23 Jun 2005 14:26
  • Complete Consultative Document (3.4Mb)
    Complete Consultative Document
    23 Jun 2005 14:26

Consultation Summary

NameConstruction Regulations (CDM / CHSW) revision
DescriptionHSE is revising the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) regulations and the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) (CHSW) regulations.
DatesFrom 3 Aug 2005 at 00:00 to 31 Aug 2005 at 23:59.
Related Topics - Industries
Related Topics - Hazards
Related Topics - Managing Health & Safety
Contact Details

Contact details
If you have any questions please contact:

Paul Cunningham
Health and Safety Executive,
Rose Court
2 Southwark Bridge,

Tel: 020 7556 2175
Fax: 020 7556 2209

E mail: