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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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Considering Construction Buildability In CDM Design

9th August, 2018 - tag 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 - tag 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 - tag 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 - tag 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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