Both the joint HSE-industry guidance and the HSE-authored ‘L-series’ guidance are now substantively complete in draft form. HSE has sent the six draft HSE-industry guides to CONIAC members. CONIAC will consider whether it is content that industry guidance steering group has produced guidance which is in accordance with its terms of reference at its meeting on 19 November.

HSE’s Publications Governance Group will consider the drafts of all of the guidance at its meeting in November. Whilst the guidance will necessarily remain as draft until the CDM 2015 regulations have been formally laid, HSE plans to publish the draft L-series guidance on the HSE website on 9 January, in keeping with Government policy of issuing such guidance twelve weeks in advance of legislation coming into force. It is expected that the joint HSE-industry guidance will be published on the CITB website at the same time.