The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) govern the management of health, safety and welfare on construction projects. They replaced the CDM Regs 2007 in April 2015.
CDM Regulations 2015 are designed to:
- Integrate health and safety into the project from the start
- Identify potential risks as early as possible and eliminate, reduce or control them
- Ensure that duty holders have appropriate skills, knowledge, experience and training
The regulations place responsibilities on a number of duty holders with the primary dutyholders being:
- The Client
- The Principal Designer
- The Principal Contractor
The Principal Designer (a role introduced by CDM 2015) is responsible for planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating the pre-construction phase of a construction project including the gathering and dissemination of Pre-construction Information, leading the design risk management process, coordinating other designers involved in the project and development/issue of the Health and Safety File.
At Eurosafe UK we have over 20 years’ experience of discharging the duties of first, the Planning Supervisor role under CDM 1994, followed by the CDM Coordinator role under CDM 2007. We can continue to support Clients with their duties and assist designers who discharge the role of Principal Designer under the regulations. We also undertake the role of Principal Designer on certain projects, where appropriate.
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