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29th November, 2022 - CDM

7 Reasons Why The Principal Contractor Needs To Be On Site (Most Of The Time)

If you are taking on the role of principal contractor and are not the main contractor, you might be wondering if you need to be present on the site during construction work - you should be (most of the time) - or risk failing your legal duties.

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18th October, 2022 - CDM

Can The Client Be The Principal Contractor Under CDM?

On construction projects with more than one contractor, clients must appoint a principal contractor. But what if you are managing the contractors yourself? What if no single contractor is in charge? Can the client be the principal contractor?

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28th September, 2022 - CDM

CDM Regulations Summary (And The 10 Golden Rules)

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 basic introduction to what you need to do, and includes 10 golden rules to follow.

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11th August, 2022 - CDM

What Welfare Facilities The CDM Regulations Say You Need On A Construction Site (By Law)

The CDM regulations have specific requirements about welfare facilities on construction sites. You must provide them - it's the law. Welfare facilities include sanitary conveniences (toilets, washing, etc.), drinking water, places for rest, and washing and changing facilities. Let's find out more about what's required.

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3rd May, 2022 - CDM

Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

We often get asked if the principal contractor can be the principal designer under the CDM 2015 regulations. The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase. This is usually the architect, but in some situations, can be the principal contractor.

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5th April, 2022 - CDM

CDM 2015 Principal Contractor Duties Explained

Any construction project with more than one contractor needs a principal contractor. Appointed by the client, the role of the principal contractor has additional CDM duties and responsibilities. Here are the CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained.

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7th December, 2021 - CDM

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

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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3rd November, 2021 - CDM

CDM 2015 Documents Explained

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, and the regulations apply to all construction projects in Great Britain. So, what documents do you need for your construction project?

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12th October, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

Is landscaping work classed as construction work? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long (or short). But in what circumstances does CDM include landscaping, and what do you need to do to comply?

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22nd September, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

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 these regulations apply to site investigation work.

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14th September, 2021 - CDM

CDM Regulations And The Secrets Of Part 4

If you work in construction and know CDM, you are probably familiar with the duties of clients, contractors and designers. But do you know about part 4? It might not 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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19th August, 2021 - CDM

CDM Planning Period And How Much Time You Need

The CDM regulations say that clients must allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, in fact, it's the first client duty. And this includes allowing enough time to plan how to carry out the project safely. But how much time do you need to allow for the planning period, to comply with CDM?

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