Construction Design Management (CDM)
Information on CDM 2015 Regulation Changes
On 6 April 2015 the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 was revoked and replaced by the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) as set out by HSE.
What do these CDM 2015 regulations mean?
The updated CDM regulations aim to improve health and safety in the industry by ensuring you:
- enlist the help of necessary people at the correct time;
- have planned the complete project from start to finish so all risks are highlighted;
- have the correct information on how to manage these risks;
- consult other workers about the risks and how to manage them;
- cooperate and coordinate your work with others;
- communicate this information effectively to the relevant parties;
These new regulations mean that almost everybody involved in construction projects has a legal duty to ensure the safety of themselves and others.
MSAFE CDM Advisor Service
To help you get to grips with these new regulations, MSAFE has launched a CDM Advisory service, where we can use our extensive knowledge to become your CDM Advisor, assisting on all of your projects.
This will ensure your projects and all dutyholders involved comply with these health and safety guidelines.
Duty holders can be categorised into commercial clients, domestic clients, designers, principal designers, principal contractors, contractors and workers.
What do clients need to know?
Clients now carry the responsibility of managing a project, including ensuring appropriate dutyholders are present in the project and sufficient time and resources have been allocated.
Clients should take suitable steps to ensure that sufficient health and safety arrangements are put in place to manage the pre-construction and construction stage and that these are working correctly. The client must also ensure the other dutyholders carry out their requirements and the project runs in accordance with these updated regulations.
What principal designers and designers need to know?
A Designer's and Principal Designers' main responsibility is to identify and reduce or control foreseeable risks throughout the project and inform relevant parties of these risks.
In addition to the above, the principal designer now has the duty to assist the client with the preparation and issue of the Pre Construction Information and coordinate the design team during the pre construction stage.
You can appoint MSAFE to act as your CDM Principal Designer Advisor to ensure your project complies with the CDM 2015 regulations.
MSAFE has considerable experience in undertaking the role of CDM Coordinator and previously (Planning Supervisor) as required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
With the updated CDM 2015 Regulations, MSAFE can become your CDM Consultant, advising you as a client or principal designer on the appropriate way to manage your projects and ensure they are safe and compliant to these new regulations.
Health and safety specialists MSAFE undertake work nationwide from our head office in Bournemouth acting as CDM Consultants covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and London.