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14th July, 2021 - CDM

The A-Z Of CDM Design Risk Assessment For Architects

As a designer on a construction project, what risks should you assess to comply with the CDM regulations? In this post, we will go through the A-Z of CDM design risk assessment, giving you 26 areas to think about when considering health and safety in your design.

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6th July, 2021 - CDM

What Is The HSE’S F10 Notification Form?

If you work in construction or have been involved in construction projects in recent years you may have heard the term ‘F10 notification’ or the need to notify the HSE about your project. What exactly is the requirement to notify? And what information is needed for the HSE’s F10 notification form?

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30th June, 2021 - CDM

Considering Construction Buildability In CDM Design

When carrying out design work for a building project, you need to consider buildability - it's a legal duty under CDM for all designers. But, what exactly does buildability mean? In the context of CDM, buildability is the ability to build the structure safely.

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3rd June, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM 2015 Apply To Demolition?

When, and how, does CDM 2015 apply to demolition work? As in, projects that don’t involve any new construction. Demolition might involve breaking down walls, dismantling structures, removal, and site clearance. So if you're not building or constructing, but rather removing and dismantling, does CDM apply?

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29th April, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

The CDM regulations put legal health and safety requirements on people involved in construction work. But what about maintenance work? Is it classed as construction work? What if only one person is involved? In this post, we see when and why CDM applies to maintenance work.

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21st April, 2021 - CDM

Do The CDM Regulations Apply To Manufacturing?

It's no secret that the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations apply to construction projects in the UK. The clue is in the name! But do these regulations impact manufacturing workplaces, and if so, how? Let's take a look.

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24th February, 2021 - CDM

How To Appoint A Principal Designer Under CDM 2015

CDM 2015 introduced a new role of principal designer for most construction projects. This CDM duty holder needs to be appointed in writing by the client on any project with more than one contractor. In this post, we look at how to appoint a principal designer.

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21st January, 2021 - CDM

When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

The CDM regulations apply to every construction project. Even construction work that you might not consider to be a project, like maintenance activities. It doesn't matter how long (or short) the duration of the work is. How big (or small) the task. If it is construction work, then CDM applies.

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13th January, 2021 - CDM

What Is CDM In Construction?

CDM applies to every construction project. If you work in or become involved with the construction industry you are likely to hear the term CDM. CDM needs to be applied before, during and after the project. But what is CDM?

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16th December, 2020 - CDM

Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

There is a lot of confusion around the need for a CDM construction phase plan on small projects. In this post, we discuss why and when you need a construction phase plan, changes for small projects and provide information on our easy to use construction phase plan tool.

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5th November, 2020 - CDM

The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties and responsibilities. But who is the principal designer, and what do they do? In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities under CDM.

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28th October, 2020 - CDM

The History Of The CDM Regulations

The CDM Regulations have been in force in the UK construction industry now for over 25 years. But like many things, they have changed and developed over time, with big updates in 2007 and 2015. Have they got better over time? Let's take a look at the history of CDM.

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