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Under the CDM Regulations 2015, anyone undertaking construction or building work is obliged to consider, plan, design and manage the risks involved in the construction and use of buildings. This applies on projects of all scale and size and each party involved in a project has a role to play in ensuring the regulations are met.
The act requires a dedicated CDM principal designer, or contractor, to be appointed to take over the responsibility of running such projects and to discharge any legal regulations that are relevant to health and safety in construction, and Cardoe Martin are experienced in acting on a client’s behalf to professionally guide project stakeholders through the process.
Failure to comply with CDM regulations may put you at risk of total liability for all construction site safety with potentially catastrophic consequences for both the project and the company. If a serious breach of legislation occurs, then construction can be halted by the HSE or local authority. In extreme
Cardoe Martin has experience of acting as CDM Principal Designer for a wide variety of different types of works including:
- External maintenance and repairs
- Internal refurbishment projects
- Development and construction work
- Commercial fit out for office, retail, restaurant, industrial and
- Roofing projects
- Reactive maintenance and repair
FREQUENTLY ASKED CDM QUESTIONS
What does CDM stand for?
Construction, Design and Management
What is Construction Safety Definition?
As soon as possible! Early input from the CDM PD will ensure that all parties involved are aware of their duties and save any changes to the project design or implementation late on if appointed too late which could incur additional cost and delay.
When should a CDM principal designer, or contractor, be appointed?
As soon as possible. Early input from the CDM Project Designer will ensure that all parties involved are aware of their duties and save any changes to the project design or implementation late on if appointed too late which could incur additional cost and delay.
Can the main contractor be the principal designer?
The simple answer is YES however the two have differing roles and this may cause problems at a later stage if not clearly defined from the outset. The Principal designer, or principal contractor, can be either an individual or an organisation.
Do CDM regulations apply to all projects?
As stated by the HSE, “CDM 2015 applies to all construction work including domestic projects.’’ Clients, designers, contractors and anyone involved in in the construction industry all have duties under these regulations.
Furthermore, certain processes must be notified directly to the HSE and it is advisable to consult an experienced professional for clarity on such matters.