The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (or CDM 2015), which replace the earlier Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, came into force in 2015.
If you commission or undertake construction, maintenance, remodelling, minor construction works, refurbishment, re-fitting (including IT and telecoms), whether to permanent or temporary structures, then the CDM Regs 2015 will probably affect you.
The CDM Co-ordinator (or CDMC) role disappears with the duties being shared between the Client and the Principal Designer.
The Regulations recognise the influence and importance of Client (the University) as head of supply chain and best placed to set standards during project.
The Client needs to ensure that key players have the required skills, knowledge, training and experience to perform their roles and the right attributes to deliver a healthy and safe project.
CDM clients must:
Notify the HSE of projects and confirm they are aware of their duties and appoint a Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor as early as they can.
Provide the necessary 'pre-construction' information and ensure ‘duty holders’ comply with their obligations.
Ensure H&S plan is drawn up for construction phase by the Principal Designer and that minimum H&S standards maintained on-site.
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