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Construction and Design Management Regulations 2015

CDM Regulations 2015 – What must you do to comply?

Date: 12th May 2015
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The new Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations 2015 are supported by a new guidance document (L153) and became effective from 6th April 2015, they superseded the previous code of practice document, ACOP L144, written for CDM 2007.

The guidance supports H&S legislation and therefore means all duty holders will be accountable. Duty holders who have responsibilities and duties are clients, designers, contractors and workers.

If you are unsure of what this means to you or how you can ensure you are compliant with the new CDM regulations, and following on from our last blog on how the CDM changes will affect the construction industry, we’ve put together a list of 6 things you need to do to make sure you are in line with the legislation changes.

What must I do to comply?

  1. Engage or appoint a competent specialist consultant (such as Keysource) to help guide and advise you.
  2. Understand that CDM 2015 applies to ALL construction, dismantling, alteration, renovation, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair projects whether domestic, non-domestic, notifiable or non-notifiable.
  3. Ensure that if more than one contractor is involved in a project then a principal designer and principal contractor must be appointed by the client.
  4. Ensure that health and safety must be managed in accordance with a suitably prepared and developed construction phase plan on ALL projects, even those undertaken by a single-contractor on a domestic project.
  5. Ensure a health and safety file is prepared for ALL projects involving more than one contractor.
  6. Ensure that all stakeholders appointed have, or are in the process of gaining, the right skills, knowledge, training and experience.

Principal Designers and Principal Contractors for Data Centres

Appointing qualified competent and experienced professionals to fulfil these roles in critical environments is a legal requirement and fundamental to a successful project outcome.

For further information and to see how Keysource can help you with the CDM 2015 regulations please contact us today.


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