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Construction Phase Plans Explained (What, When, Who And Why)

13th August, 2018 - CDM

What is a construction phase plan? When is it required, and who writes it? A construction phase plan is a document required under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM). In this blog post we explain the what, when, who and why of construction phase plans.

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Considering Construction Buildability In CDM Design

9th August, 2018 - CDM

When carrying out design work for a building project, it is important 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 simply, the ability to build the structure safely.

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The A-Z Of CDM Design Risk Assessment For Architects

15th June, 2018 - CDM

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

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Does CDM Apply To Painting And Decorating?

23rd May, 2018 - CDM

Painters and decorators are often familiar with CDM from working on larger construction projects, perhaps under a principal contractor. But what about smaller projects, like painting a hallway or a room in someone's house? How does CDM apply to painting and decorating work?

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CDM 2015 Client Duties Explained

9th May, 2018 - CDM

Clients are one of the five key duty holders under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015. In this post we explain why clients have duties, and what their responsibilities are under CDM 2015. A client is anyone having construction work carried out.

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What Is The HSE’s F10 Notification Form?

16th April, 2018 - CDM

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 project to the HSE. What exactly is the requirement to notify and what information is needed for the HSE’s F10 notification form?

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Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

9th April, 2018 - CDM

Are landscaping works construction projects? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long, in both residential and commercial sectors. In what circumstances does this include landscaping, and in what do you need to do to comply?

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Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

5th March, 2018 - CDM

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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Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

5th October, 2017 - CDM

A common question regarding CDM, is do the regulations apply to site investigations. In this post, we look at the definition of construction work under CDM 2015 and consider how the regulations apply to site investigation work.

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Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

19th September, 2017 - CDM

CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, and this set of regulations apply to all construction projects. But what about maintenance work? Yes, it is carried out by tradesmen, or sometimes by a handyman or caretaker but it is often very short duration. Does CDM apply?

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CDM 2015 For Only One Contractor

8th September, 2017 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations apply to every construction project, but there are several changes to duties when there is only one contractor. For only one contractor projects, the single or sole contractor involved has to take on a few extra duties.

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CDM 2015 Working For Domestic Clients

31st August, 2017 - CDM

When working for domestic clients it is important to be aware of some special rules under CDM 2015. Under CDM 2007, there were many exemptions from CDM on domestic projects, but CDM 2015 does not share the same allowances. Yes, on a domestic project, CDM 2015 will apply.

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