Due to the shift in responsibilities under the new CDM Regulations, there is a potential duty for the Principal Designer and the client to ensure that exposure to asbestos is being managed throughout a construction project.
In the HSE guidance on the new CDM Regulations it places more explicit requirements on duty holders to follow the general principles of prevention.
The HSE has also indicated that the new regulations are more focused on the client’s duties and making the client “accountable for the impact their decisions and approach have on health, safety and welfare on the project”.
We have put together a document to help you understand the implications of the new regulations, and what your responsibilities are. Read more here: Asbestos and the CDM Regulations