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If you are a property professional and you haven’t heard of CDM2015! Then you need to speak with us.

The health & safety of those you engage as ‘The Client’ is #1 on the list of priorities and paramount in good design, project management & project delivery. It is a legal requirement for all those involved with ‘The Client’ being the primary duty holder, having overall responsibility to the entire project team.
It doesn’t have to be an arduous task, we’ve been doing it successfully for years.

Let our CDM consultants take you through it step by step where we can assist with the relevant –

  • Documentation
  • Plan assessments
  • Act as the ‘Principal Designer’
  • Identify information & documentation required
  • Assess the ‘Principal Contractors’ construction phase plans
  • Notify the HSE where required
  • Provide independent site audits
  • Collate, issue health &safety files
  • Provide solid construction health &safety advice and experience from the start of your project(s) through to delivery and in-use.

‘Clients’ ‘Principal Designers’ ‘Principal Contractors’ (& others) all have specific duties under the CDM2015 Regulations.

Questions we frequently get asked about CDM

What is CDM?

CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. This is a set of health and safety regulations that apply to every construction project in Great Britain.

Why is CDM important?

CDM aims to improve health &safety within the construction industry, by helping the key ‘Duty holders’ to sensibly plan the work prior to the works starting, to manage the risks involved.

Who are the duty holders?

Clients: Organisations or individuals for whom a construction project is carried out.

Principal Designers (PD): Designers formally appointed by the client in projects involving more than one contractor. They can be a competent organisation or an individual with sufficient knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the role. We can be your Principal Designer, ‘get in touch

Principal Contractors: Contractors formally appointed by the client to co-ordinate the construction phase of a project where it involves more than one contractor. They can be a competent organisation or an individual with sufficient knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the role.

Does CDM apply to me?

CDM2015 applies to any construction project (commercial or domestic) where the project requires ‘more than one contractor’
This pretty much means that nearly ALL projects fall under the CDM2015 legislation.

Do I always have to produce an F10 notification?

A project is notifiable to the HSE if the construction work on a construction site is scheduled to –

  1. Last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point of the project: or
  2. Exceed 500 person days.

Where a project is notifiable, the client is responsible for giving notice in writing to the relevant executive (in this case the HSE) as soon as is practicable before the construction phase begins.

I need some help with CDM?

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The Importance of CDM!

Construction remains a disproportionately dangerous industry where improvements in health and safety are urgently needed and where achieved, excellent standards need to remain firmly in focus. The improvements require significant and permanent changes in duty holder attitudes and behaviour. Since the original CDM Regulations were introduced in 1994, with further revisions in 2007 concerns were raised that their complexity and the bureaucratic approach of many duty holders frustrated the regulations’ underlying health and safety objectives. These views were supported by another industry-wide consultation in 2012 which resulted in the decision to revise the regulations to CDM2015.

CDM 2015 legislation revises and brings together the CDM 1994 & 2007 regulations. The aim is to make the process easier to understand, implement and deliver, especially concentrating on smaller projects where statistically incidents and accidents have always remained disproportionally high.
Within the 2015 guidelines there is further focus on the responsibilities of the 3 main duty holders with the client having overall responsibility for the successful management of the project.

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