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24th February, 2021 - CDM

How To Appoint A Principal Designer Under CDM 2015

CDM 2015 introduced a new role of principal designer for most construction projects. This CDM duty holder needs to be appointed in writing by the client on any project with more than one contractor. In this post, we look at how to appoint a principal designer.

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21st January, 2021 - CDM

When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

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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13th January, 2021 - CDM

What Is CDM In Construction?

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

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16th December, 2020 - CDM

Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

There is a lot of confusion around the need for a CDM construction phase plan on small projects. In this post, we discuss why and when you need a construction phase plan, changes for small projects and provide information on our easy to use construction phase plan tool.

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5th November, 2020 - CDM

The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties and responsibilities. But who is the principal designer, and what do they do? In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities under CDM.

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28th October, 2020 - CDM

The History Of The CDM Regulations

The CDM Regulations have been in force in the UK construction industry now for over 25 years. But like many things, they have changed and developed over time, with big updates in 2007 and 2015. Have they got better over time? Let's take a look at the history of CDM.

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8th October, 2020 - CDM

Can You Have Two Principal Contractors On One Site?

Any construction project with more than one contractor needs a principal contractor appointing under CDM. There should only be one principal contractor on a project. But what if your site has multiple projects? Can you appoint more than one principal contractor? Let's see what the regulations say.

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10th September, 2020 - CDM

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

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's important everyone understands what should be included. Here's a list of contents for the CDM health and safety file.

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25th August, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 Client Duties Explained

CDM 2015 gives clients a number of responsibilities or duties. These legal CDM requirements must be completed by clients on every construction project, of any size and any duration. In this post, we summarise CDM client duties and find out what these responsibilities are, and why clients have them.

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19th August, 2020 - CDM

What Is Pre-Construction Information?

One of the first documents that needs to be produced on a construction project is the pre-construction information. This is a legally required document, required by the CDM regulations for every construction project. But what is the pre-construction information?

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11th August, 2020 - CDM

The 3 Stages Of CDM (From Pre-Construction To Post-Construction)

The CDM Regulations don't just apply to contractors and construction workers on sites, but to the whole project team. Clients, designers and contractors all have duties under CDM, at all stages of the project. From pre-construction, through to the construction, project completion and beyond.

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30th July, 2020 - CDM

The 4 CDM Duties Of A Designer

Nearly everyone involved in construction has duties under CDM, including designers. And that doesn't just mean the architect. Anyone who prepares or modifies a design for construction is a designer under CDM. In this blog post, we take a look at the 4 CDM duties of a designer.

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