CDM Regulations

Regulations

The CDM Regulations aim to make health and safety an essential and integral part of the planning and management of construction projects.

They place statutory responsibilities on the project duty holders to consider their approach to health and safety, and then to co-ordinate and manage the health and safety requirements effectively throughout all stages of a construction project e.g. from the initial concept design through to the completion of works on site.

The CDM Regulations aim to make health and safety an essential and integral part of the planning and management of construction projects. They place statutory responsibilities on the project duty holders to consider their approach to health and safety, and then to co-ordinate and manage the health and safety requirements effectively throughout all stages of a construction project e.g. from the initial concept design through to the completion of works on site.

Principal Changes

CDM 2015 came into force on the 6th April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. The principal changes to the Regulations:


Strengthening of Client duties
Introduction of Domestic Clients
Removal of the CDM Co-ordinator role
Change to the HSE’s notification threshold