CMR for Electrotechnology, Telecommunications, Emergency Services, Offender

Management, Security, Financial Services, Insurance Services, Contact

Centres, Occupational Health and Safety, Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying,

Lifting Equipment, Cranes, and Real Estate [Ref: 0003]


Revision of The Skills Organisation CMR 0003


The Skills Organisation has completed the revision of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             November 2016


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2017.


Summary of revision


Four new unit standards (29765, 29766, 29767, 29768) have been developed. A new domain (Hazardous Substances and Materials) has been created under the Occupational Health and Safety Subfield for them.


Due to the inherent health risks associated with asbestos removal the units are deemed ‘high risk’ and require specialist knowledge and experience to be able to assess these units.


The revision of this CMR is to include the requirements to be able to assess these new unit standards.


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from November 2016.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from 31 May 2017 onwards and before the assessment of these new unit standards are undertaken.


Main changes


Industry or sector-specific requirements for consent to assess:


Appendix 10


·         Criterion 3

Additional requirements to be able to assess asbestos removal unit standards competently.


·         Criterion 7

Lists the ‘high risk’ asbestos removal unit standards.