ICE has launched a register to aid health and safety professionals prove their competence under the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).
The new regulations introduce the role of the CDM coordinator in place of the planning supervisor. It is the client's responsibility to employ a competent co-ordinator, but inexperienced clients may -nd this dif- cult.
ICE director of membership David Lloyd-Roach said: fiOur new register will provide a ready means of identifying those construction professionals with the necessary knowledge and competence to become health and safety co-ordinators.
fiIt will also provide a framework with which to encourage professionals through training to develop this knowledge and competence. fl The register is intended for those who wish to demonstrate that they have built on the level of health and safety competence demanded by their professional membership requirements.
Applicants must have a sound knowledge and understanding of scienti-c/engineering/technical principles and experience of construction processes, particularly relating to health and safety.
They will also need a sound knowledge and understanding of processes likely to be required in the use, maintenance, refurbishment or demolition of a project.
A health, safety and welfare review - made up of a written assignment, an expanded CV and an interview - must be passed for the applicant's names to be added to the register.
They will then have to take part in the continuing professional development programme that aims to broaden the knowledge, skills and competence of successful registrants.
Application forms are available at www. ice. org. uk