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Pick Richings

Letters

I agree with Jim Richings views (NCE 8/15 August) that 'Correct application of the CDM regulations will produce a concept design that does not create unnecessary hazards for the construction team and members of the public'.

But I think his point may have been missed in his challenge of Simon Pole's assertion that, 'Buildings sites are dangerous places, regardless of design' (NCE 18 July).

Much of the safety issues covered by the CDM regulations take place in advance of any work on site and the safety issues are presented to the contractor by the CDM planning supervisor in the form of the Health & Safety Plan.

However, once the work commences on site the responsibility for safety is that of the contractor.

George Rickman (M), Rickmans Consulting, 29 Glebe Gardens, New Malden, Surrey KT3 5RU

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