The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015)
The construction industry accounts for a large percentage of serious injuries in the workplace, making Health and Safety one of the most important considerations when overseeing any part of a building project.
Fortunately, Health and Safety is continually advancing within the construction industry and has improved significantly in the last few years with a decrease in the number of accidents and fatalities.
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) came into force in April 2015 and are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
Everyone involved in a construction project has a legal responsibility under CDM 2015, and these legal obligations are divided among a number of Duty holders, namely:
• Domestic Client • Commercial Client • Principal Designer • Designer • Principal Contractor • Contractor • Worker
Among several amendments and changes to the regulations in 2015, was an increase in the client responsibilities. All of which can be found in the helpful guidance below.
Whether you are a client, architect, contractor or have an interest in finding out more about the different duty holders’ responsibilities, follow the informative links below for further guidance.