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CDM Co-ordination

The CDM regulations change on the 6th April 2015. Are you ready ?

Our CDM 2015 briefing note which outlines the changes can be downloaded here: Changes_to_CDM_Regulations.pdf

The aim of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 is to integrate Health, Safety and Welfare into the management of all construction projects and to encourage everyone involved to work together as an integrated team to:

  • Improve planning and management of projects from the start
  • Identify hazards early so that they can be eliminated or reduced at design and planning stages and the remaining risks can be properly managed
  • Target effort where it can do the most good in terms of health and safety
  • Encourage communication, competencies, co-operation and co-ordination within the project participants

A key theme that runs throughout the Regulations and associated Approved Code of Practice is to ensure that competent (as defined in the Regulations) appointments are made as early as possible in the life of the project.

The role of the CDM Co-ordinator is to provide the client with a key project advisor in terms of construction health and safety risk management. Under the Regulations, a CDM Co-ordinator must be appointed if a project is deemed as being notifiable to the HSE (i.e. will last longer than 30 days or involve more than 500 person days).

Our dedicated team of CDM Co-ordinators have been involved with the CDM Regulations since their inception in 1995. We have competent professionals, CMIOSH (Chartered Members of the Institution of Safety and Health),  RMaPS (Registered Members of the Association for Project Safety), with extensive experience of the construction process, and have been involved in a wide range of projects in both the private and public sectors. We understand practical construction issues in relation to the Health, Safety and Welfare of workers carrying out construction, demolition, renovation and maintenance and are familiar with all aspects of the design process.

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