The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Background to the CDM Regulations 2015
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (aka the CDM Regs, or CDM 2015) is a statutory (mandatory) piece of legislation (law) that applies to the whole construction process for all construction, and in some cases engineering projects, regardless of size and duration, from concept phase throughout the project lifecycle until completion and the finished project is handed over to the client.
The CDM Regulations 2015 provide a framework that governs how Health, Safety and Welfare risk is managed and safety is ensured throughout the duration of the construction and/or engineering project.
The Aim of the CDM Regulations 2015
Whatever your role in construction, CDM aims to improve health and safety within the construction industry by ensure that you:
- sensibly plan the work so that the risks involved are managed from outset through until completion
- have the right amount of competent personnel and resources for the job at the right time
- cooperate, coordinate and communicate your work with others
- have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed
- communicate this information effectively to those who need to know
- consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed
CDM 2015 Identifies Two Significant Project Phases
The CDM Regulations 2015 place specific duties upon the defined duty holders; Commercial Client, Domestic Client, Designer, Principal Designer, Contractor and Principal Contractor, and require that a summary of project details are be sent to the HSE for projects that are classified as “notifiable”.
- The CDM Regulations 2015 identify two main phases within the project timeline;
Pre-Construction Phase; is the phase during which feasibility, surveys, designs, specifications and contracts are developed.
- Construction Phase; is the phase when site set up and construction and engineering activities take place, ultimately moving towards practical completion and handover of the project from the
Principal/Main Contractor to the Client.
How Can Armatus Provide CDM 2015 Support?
We provide a flexible range of specialist services, generally referred to within the industry as CDM Advice/Advisor, CDM Consultant or as we prefer CDM Support, which can help CDM Duty Holders at every stage within the project lifecycle, from Feasibility all the way through to Practical Completion and Handover.
Our services provide to support to CDM duty holders to, not only help them comply with the regulations, but more importantly to identify, eliminate and control risk, delivering a project which is on time, on budget and ultimately value for money for the Client.
We continue to remain flexible throughout the CDM process which enables us to deliver the right support, when and where it is needed.
We Don’t Judge, We Work For You
We don’t work for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), at Armatus, unlike many of our Health and Safety colleagues; we believe that we work for you. It is our role to support your organisation to become and stay compliant with the law… Whatever your problem or concern with CDM compliance we won’t judge or patronise you… We are here to provide professional advice and support to ensure that you stay on the right side of the law. So, even if you have found yourself in breach of CDM 2015 we can help you to get back onto the right track.
Wherever you are in the CDM process and whatever your requirements, Armatus can help you with CDM compliance.
Please browse our CDM Duty Holder Service and information pages for examples of how we can help and make contact with us to discuss how we can support you with CDM 2015.