Posted on 22nd July 2020 at 16:48
CDM stands for Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and not Cadbury’s Dairy Milk!
CDM 2015 applies to all construction work which means the carrying out of any building, civil engineering or engineering construction work.
Who are the duty Holders under the CDM 2015 regulations?
1. Clients are organisations or individuals for whom a commercial construction project is carried out and have control of the decisions relating to the build. They must;
a. Appoint a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor in writing or accept their duties themselves and assess their competence;
b. ensure an F10 notification is submitted to the HSE, if the project is over 500 person days or over 30 days with more than 20 persons on site at any one time;
c. Ensure suitable welfare facilities are in place from day 1 of construction
d. provide Pre-Construction Information (PCI) to every designer and contractor appointed
e. before the construction phase begins, a Construction Phase Plan (CPP) is in place
f. a Health and Safety File for the project is prepared when construction is complete