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8th July, 2020 - CDM

The Definition Of Construction Work Under CDM 2015

If you work in construction, you have probably heard of the CDM Regulations. Because the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) apply to all construction projects. But what exactly is construction work? Let's look at the definition of construction work under CDM.

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16th June, 2020 - CDM

CDM Client Duties Everyone Needs To Know

Every construction client should know about their legal CDM duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. But it might surprise you to know that even if you're not a client, if you're a contractor or designer, you need to know about CDM client duties too.

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21st May, 2020 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Non-Notifiable Projects?

A question we often get asked is whether the CDM regulations apply to none notifiable projects. Construction projects that do not meet the CDM notification thresholds do not need to be notified to the HSE and are often referred to as non-notifiable. But what does that mean for the CDM regulations?

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12th May, 2020 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Refurbishment?

One of the questions we often get asked regarding CDM 2015 is, does CDM apply to refurbishment projects? The answer is yes. It may surprise you to know that the refurbishment project doesn’t even have to involve any structural changes for CDM to apply.

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15th April, 2020 - CDM

23 CDM Regulation Questions Answered (FAQs)

What are the CDM regulations? Who is a principal contractor? What does the client need to do? Who can be the principal designer? There are lots of frequently asked questions that we often respond to regarding CDM, so we have dedicated this blog post to answer the most common questions.

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3rd March, 2020 - CDM

Who Are The CDM 2015 Duty Holders?

There are 5 main duty holders under CDM 2015 you need to know about. Some duty holders are appointed automatically, and some need to be appointed in writing. In this blog post we discuss who these CDM duty holders are, and what their role is under the CDM 2015 regulations.

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18th February, 2020 - CDM

When Does A Principal Designer Need To Be Appointed?

A principal designer needs to be appointed on all construction projects involving more than one contractor. Including subcontractors. But even though this role was introduced back in 2015, as the newest CDM duty holder, the principal designer role still gets a lot of questions.

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30th January, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 Roles And Responsibilities

The roles of client, principal designer, principal contractor, designers and contractors all have responsibilities under CDM. And so do workers. Under CDM, the roles are referred to as duty holders. In this blog post, we will look at what these roles are, when they apply, and what they do.

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14th January, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 For Only One Contractor

On construction projects with only one contractor, there are a few changes to the CDM duties that apply to the project. Changes for the client, the contractor and any designers. Before we go into those, it's important to check that your project really is a single contractor project.

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26th November, 2019 - 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 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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19th November, 2019 - CDM

When You Are Responsible For Subcontractors Health And Safety

In construction, subcontractors are used often and on most projects. You might think that each contractor is responsible for their own health and safety. And they are. But if you use subcontractors, you might also have some responsibility for their health and safety too.

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3rd October, 2019 - CDM

CDM Guide For Developers And Housebuilders

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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