I find it difficult to accept that 74% of the N C E 5 0 0 support the Health & Safety Executive's attempts to put greater liabilities on designers .
It is hard to believe that since the CDM regulations came into effect some six years ago there has been no published analysis of the causes of site accidents attributable to design, and what particular design features require modification.
Designers need prescriptive rules on what to do and what not to do to stay within the law. The airyfairy wording of the legislation is not good enough. One can only hope that the new ACOP gives detailed requirements based on a rigorous analysis of the causes of past site accidents.
GM Pinfold, NCL Stewart Scott, 112 Regency Street, London, SW1P 4AX