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Construction (Design & Management)  -  CDM

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6th April 2015, replacing the 2007 regulations.

Health and Safety Executive link: 

There were a few changes to the regulations:

  • Principal designers have replaced the CDM Co-ordinator.

  • Domestic Clients have now been introduced and are now under the CDM Regulations.

  • HSE notification threshold has changed.

The most important things to note are:

1 All projects must have:

  • Workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience.

  • Contractors providing appropriate supervision, instruction and information.

  • A written construction phase plan.

2 For both domestic and non-domestic projects where more than one contractor is involved.
The client must:

  • Appoint a Principal Designer.

  • Appoint a Principal Contractor.

  • Ensure a health and safety file is created for the project.

3 The HSE must be notified if the project:

  • Lasts longer than 30 working days and has more than 20 workers simultaneously at any point or exceeds 500 person days.

F10 - Notification of construction project (link to HSE site)

CowPlan work with industry partners, in order to ensure the CDM regulations are adhered to and improve the safety on your site. 

At no time are Cow Plan Ltd. responsible for your CDM regs or site safety.

Everyone involved in construction needs to know about the Construction Health and Safety Regulations which help to:

  • Improve the industry’s Health and Safety record.

  • Have the right people for the right job at the right time to manage the risks on site.

  • Focus on effective planning and managing risk.

In essence every construction project, including all farm construction, should consider safety from the design stage on-wards and has to have appointed, in writing from the client, a Principle Contractor and Principal Designer.  CowPlan work with experienced partners to help ensure these regulations are adhered to, and reduce the risk to clients and workers on farm.

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