CDM regulations: a lack of understanding

Ako, Jesse (2013) CDM regulations: a lack of understanding. BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation critically appraises and discusses the reasons as to why there is still a perceived lack of understanding in the construction industry. An analytical review of literature from a wide range of sources has been organised into seven sub headings: (1) Health and Safety Executive; (2) CDM 2007; (3) Bureaucracy; (4) CDM Approved Code of Practice; (5) Carpenter Report; (6) Design Risk Management; (7) Role of the Client in CDM. Several factors were obtained from the above chapters of which formed the basis for two interviews with industry professionals and an online survey. Though sampled by a limited section of the industry, the survey indicated that a lack of information was the most important reason in determining why there is a lack of competency in regards to the CDM Regulations 2007. Another highly ranked factor was duty holders attitudes, this particular finding supports evidence found within the literature review and external publications on the matter. Given the Health and Safety’s determination to revise and simplify the regulations after the failure of the CDM94 Regulations, the challenge is now on to get the right systems in place for the expected CDM 2014 Regulations.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 08:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14378

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