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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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CDM Health And Safety File Contents (What You Should Include)

20th November, 2018 - tag CDM

The health and safety file is an important document required by the CDM regulations. Information for the health and safety file is gathered off all CDM duty holders, and it is important that everyone understands what should, and what shouldn't be included.

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CDM Planning Period And How Much Time You Need

31st October, 2018 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations say that clients must allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, in fact it's the first client duty. How much time should be allowed for the planning and preparation period of a construction project, to comply with this duty under CDM?

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CDM 2015 Principal Contractor Duties Explained

25th October, 2018 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 requires a principal contractor to be appointed by the client on any construction project with more than one contractor. The role of principal contractor carries additional CDM duties and responsibilities. Here are the CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained.

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Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

22nd October, 2018 - tag CDM

A question we are often asked regarding CDM and the new CDM 2015 regulations is, can the principal contractor be the principal designer? The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase of the project. This is usually the architect.

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How To Assess Competence For CDM

26th September, 2018 - tag CDM

The requirements for competence has changed slightly in the current 2015 version of the regulations compared to the previous 2007 version. But compentence is still an important part of CDM requirements, so here's what competence means, and how to assess it for CDM.

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What The CDM Regulations Say About Welfare Facility Requirements

12th September, 2018 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations do have some specific requirements when it comes to welfare facilities on construction sites. Welfare facilities include sanitary conveniences (toilets etc), drinking water, places for rest, washing and changing facilities. Let's find out more about what's required.

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Can The Client Be The Principal Contractor Under CDM?

20th August, 2018 - tag CDM

It is possible for the same person or organisation to be both the client, and the principal contractor under CDM. However, there are projects where the client should be the principal contractor and projects where they shouldn't. In this blog post we consider each situation.

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

13th August, 2018 - tag 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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