Construction (Design and Management) Regulations – CDM2015

CDM2015 can be a complex procedure; Craven Safety Services can help, by offering the client the CDM Advisor role, assisting the client with their duties, planning, managing, co-ordinating and monitoring the Pre-Construction Phase.

What is the purpose of CDM2015?

The regulations are designed to ensure that no one is harmed whilst carrying out the works and that the building is safe to use and maintain. Effective planning for your project will mean the work is well managed with fewer problems and costs incurred.

The regulations apply to both Domestic and Commercial Clients having construction work done and below is the process which must be followed.

• Appoint the right people at the right time – if more than one contractor is involved you need to appoint a Principal Contractor and a Principal Designer.

The role of the Principal Designer is to help plan, manage and co-ordinate the planning and design stage and must be appointed early.

CDM 2015

• Ensure arrangements are made for managing and organising the project.

• Allow adequate time for the project to be designed, planned and carried out properly.

• Provide information to the right people at the right time.

• Communicate with the project team.

• Ensure a Construction Phase Plan is in place and welfare facilities for the site are adequate for the work to be undertaken

• Compile the Health and Safety file at the end of the project.

• Ensure members of the public and your employees are protected.

• Ensure workplaces are designed correctly.

• Notify the project to the HSE if necessary.

Why Comply?

Serious breaches of Health and Safety legislation could result in the HSE stopping the work, HSE charging their fee for intervention or in a worst case scenario they may decide to prosecute. The HSE fee for Intervention can be in excess of £124.00 per hour.

HSE Links for further guidance

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Guidance on Regulations
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l153.htm

A short guide for clients on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg411.htm

Construction Phase Plan
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cis80.pdf

Health and safety in construction
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg150.htm