The Construction Design & Management Regulations (CDM) 2015 replaced CDM 2007 6 April 2015. Below is an outline of all parties involved in a construction project and their CDM duties.
Clients are organisations or individuals for whom a construction project is carried out. Clients are responsible for making suitable arrangements for managing a project. This includes making sure:
Domestic clients are people who have construction work carried out on their own home, or the home of a family member that is not done as part of a business, whether for profit or not.
Domestic clients are in the scope of CDM 2015, but their duties as a client are normally transferred to the contractor on a single contractor project, or the principal contractor, on a project involving more than one contractor. However, the domestic client can choose to have a written agreement with the principal designer to carry out the client duties.
Designers are those, who as part of a business, prepare or modify designs for a building, product or system relating to construction work.
Principal designers are designers appointed by the client in projects involving more than one contractor. They can be an organisation or an individual with sufficient knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the role. The principal designer's role has absorbed the main part of the CDM coordinator's role.
They must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project. This includes:
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Principal contractors are contractors appointed by the client to coordinate the construction phase of a project where it involves more than one contractor.
They must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the construction phase of a project. This includes:
Contractors are those who do the actual construction work and can be either an individual or a company. Their duties include:
Workers are the people who work for or under the control of contractors on a construction site. Workers must:
A structural simplification of the Regulations - focus on small to medium projects involving SMEs.
The ACoP was substituted with the L153 Guidance on Regulations (available on the HSE website); it provides clear guidance on the duties and legal requirements for CDM 2015.
Competence requirements are separated into skills, knowledge, training and experience (and organisational capability if an organisation).
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