When Do CDM Regulations Apply?

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Date: April 6, 2023

CDM Regulations…when do they actually apply?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, commonly known as CDM regulations, are a set of health and safety regulations that apply to almost all construction projects in the UK. 

The regulations aim to ensure that construction work is carried out safely, with the welfare of workers and members of the public being given top priority.

 

Do CDM regulations apply to all projects?

CDM regulations apply to all construction projects in the UK, regardless of the size or type of the project. This includes everything from small-scale home improvements to large-scale commercial developments. 

The regulations apply to any person or organisation involved in the construction project, including clients, designers, contractors, and workers.

 

What are the client's duties?

Under the CDM regulations, the client has a number of key duties, including appointing competent designers and contractors, ensuring that a suitable and sufficient construction phase plan is in place, and ensuring that all parties have the necessary information and instruction to carry out their duties safely.

 

What are the designers and contractors duties?

Designers and contractors also have a range of duties under the regulations, including ensuring that the project is designed and constructed in a way that is safe and healthy, and providing information and instruction to workers and other duty holders.

 

What are the principal designer and principal contractors duties?

The CDM regulations also require the appointment of a principal designer and a principal contractor on all projects where there is more than one contractor involved. 

The principal designer is responsible for coordinating the health and safety aspects of the design work, while the principal contractor is responsible for coordinating the health and safety aspects of the construction work.

 

Do CDM regulations apply throughout the life of a project?

It is important to note that the CDM regulations apply throughout the life of the project, from the initial planning and design stages, through to the construction and completion of the project. 

This means that all parties involved in the project must take their duties and responsibilities seriously throughout the entire process.

 

In summary

The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects in the UK, regardless of size or type, and apply to all parties involved in the project, including clients, designers, contractors, and workers. 

The regulations aim to ensure that construction work is carried out safely, with the welfare of workers and members of the public being given top priority.

Kate Hewitt - Project Manager

 

How we can help…

If you'd like help understanding the CDM regulations and how they are applicable to your project we’d love to help.

To get in touch just give us a call on 01538 711777 or Email hello@hc-services.uk

Or of you prefer just use our contact form https://hc-services.uk/contact/

See our CDM process here https://hc-services.uk/cdm-health-safety/

Meet our team?  https://hc-services.uk/about-hcs/

 

 

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