07 November 2011
Since it's launch in 2007 CDM Competent has developed into an industry recognised contractor pre-qualification scheme and following gaining membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement forum (SSIP) in 2009 has continued to grow and in doing so has helped to improve health and safety standards of contractors within the construction industry and provided clients with assurance that they are meeting their obligations under the CDM Regulations in relation to the appointment of competent contractors.
In December 2011 the costs of assessments will increase slightly to cover the additional work that an ever more comprehensive assessment process entails adding just £35 to a large contractor initial assessment and only £15 to a small design practice assessment. All new assessments and annual renewals from the 12th December 2011 will be charged under the new fee structure and suppliers advised accordingly at the point of application or renewal from this date.
For further information on the CDM Competent scheme and the benefits of membership of SSIP please refer to the website http://www.ssipassessors.com/