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Valuable reminder of good practice


David Young hopes that designers working before CDM considered safety. Some did.

However, even now, a significant number do not appreciate the contribution they can make to both new works and demolition.

CDM is not perfect. However, HSE inspectors are fed-up with seeing the same accidents repeatedly happening.

While professional engineers should not need CDM to apply good practice, there are a number in our industry, whether members of professional institutions or not, who do need reminding. CDM is the main incentive we have. I fear that the current skill shortage may only make matters worse.

Jeffrey Smith (M), 4 Baden Drive, Horley, Surrey RH6 8SD

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