Blog - CDM

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CDM Guide For Developers And Housebuilders

3rd October, 2019 - tag CDM

How does CDM apply if you are the client and the builder? You're developing your own plot, or doing up a house to sell? You're bringing in contractors but managing the project yourself? For developers, CDM can seem like a lot to handle. Often you might take on more than one CDM duty holder role.

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The O&M Manual And How It's Different To The Health And Safety File

19th September, 2019 - tag CDM

The O&M manual and the health and safety file are two documents you are going to need on most construction projects. Both documents are needed at project completion. These are two different documents. Sometimes supplied together, sometimes provided apart.

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CDM Notifiable Projects Working Days And Person Days Explained

15th August, 2019 - tag CDM

Simply put, notifiable CDM projects are construction projects that need to be notified to the HSE. If your construction project meets certain criteria (based on project length and the number of people on site) then you have to notify the HSE, and your project is notifiable.

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How To Calculate If Your Construction Project Is CDM Notifiable

16th July, 2019 - tag CDM

Under CDM, certain construction projects need to be notified to the HSE. This notification is a legal requirement and needs to be done before work starts on site. In this blog post, we are going to look at when your project is notifiable, and how to calculate if you meet the threshold.

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CDM 2015 Domestic Clients And Work On Residential Projects

10th April, 2019 - tag CDM

The requirements for domestic projects and domestic clients are a little different under the 2015 version of the CDM Regulations. Unlike CDM 2007, CDM 2015 applies in full to domestic projects. In this post we look at what a domestic project is, and how CDM 2015 applies.

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CDM Regulations Summary (And The 10 Golden Rules)

4th April, 2019 - tag CDM

CDM applies to all types of construction projects. No matter how big or small. How short or long. CDM applies. If you work in construction, this summary of the CDM regulations will give you a good introduction to what you need to do, and includes 10 golden rules to follow.

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What Is CDM In Construction?

15th March, 2019 - tag CDM

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

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The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

8th March, 2019 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties. In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities they have under CDM.

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When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

20th February, 2019 - tag CDM

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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CDM 2015 Documents Explained

13th February, 2019 - tag CDM

There are several documents required under CDM 2015, in this blog post we look at which documents are required, and when. CDM 2015 has been around for a while now, and applies to all construction projects in Great Britain, and not much has changed when it comes to the documents required, or has it?

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95 CDM 2015 Prosecutions (Breaches, Fines And Prison Time)

25th January, 2019 - tag CDM

There have been 95 prosecutions under CDM since the latest version came into force in 2015. 46 of those prosecutions occurred in 2018, which also saw the largest fine to date under CDM 2015 (£800,000) and the first prison sentence. Let's look, and learn from, the HSE data.

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CDM Regulations And The Secrets Of Part 4

23rd January, 2019 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations are a big deal in the construction industry. You're probably familiar with duties of clients, contractors and designers. But do you know about part 4? It doesn't get much attention, but failing to comply is not an option. Find out how part 4 applies to your construction projects.

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