Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015

April 14, 2015

 

The CDM regulations have been updated and became law on 6th April 2015

The principal changes are as follows:

1. Strengthening of Client duties;

2. Introduction of Domestic Clients;

3. Replacement of CDM Coordinator by a Principal Designer for the planning, managing, monitoring, and coordination of pre-construction phase health and safety;

4. Principal Designer and Principal Contractor will be required on all projects where there will be more than one contractor working on the project;

5. Replacement of explicit requirement for duty holder competence with need for appropriate Skills, Knowledge and Experience;

6. Change to the HSE’s notification level – F10 is now only required for projects lasting more than 500 person days, or lasting more than 30 days with more than 20 workers simultaneously.