A report to the HSE Construction Industry Advisory Committee November meeting says that a case has not been made for a new CDM Approved Code of Practice. It reports that, on the balance of views expressed by CONIAC members, there is no strong support for an ACoP.

It recommends that any further clarification to achieve compliance with CDM 2015 and secure health and safety outcomes is addressed primarily by means of industry guidance and notes that the experience is that the courts regard ACoPs and guidance as having the same standing. The minutes of the CONIAC meeting are currently awaited.

See: http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/meetings/iacs/ coniac/181115/m3-2015-2.pdf