This report describes a study into the application of Regulations 8 & 9 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994, and of Regulations 4 and 7 of the proposed Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2006. These regulations require contractors, designers and co-ordinators to be competent and adequately resourced. The study collates background data, details of existing competency assessment schemes, and the views of industry. It proposes a standardised approach so as to avoid uncertainty in the definition of competence and resource, and also promotes a means of avoiding unnecessary repetition in requests for demonstration of competence.
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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