The CDM Regulations 2007: the cost of health and safety management for small and medium enterprises in the South East

Williams, Ben (2010) The CDM Regulations 2007: the cost of health and safety management for small and medium enterprises in the South East. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (530kB)

    Abstract

    This study is in an investigation in to the cost implications of the CDM Regulations 2007 for small and medium sized clients in the South East which will also evaluate the effects of economic recession on health and safety management for this client type. A review of the current literature alluded that the CDM Regulations were much more significant than previous legislation, but the industry continues to have a high injury and fatality rate, with a disproportionate number of incidents occurring on sites owned by small and medium sized clients. This investigation was aimed at assessing the cost implications of complying with the regulations to evaluate their influence on health and safety management for SMEs, and also to consider the implications of economic recession on this. A combination of desktop research, primary and secondary data collection was undertaken, through a questionnaire and interview which allowed a unique insight in to this subject. The study found that the CDM regulations are not cost significant for small and medium sized clients, as the investment should be made to improve the health and safety on site, putting the safety of others as the highest priority. The recession has had no major impact on the way health and safety is managed, however resources should be aligned to deal with a lack of training and knowledge. Caution must also be taken when SME clients select contractors, as the responsibility of ensuring competency is shunned due to cost benefits in tender prices.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1032

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...