Blog - CDM

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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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What Is The HSE’s F10 Notification Form?

16th April, 2018 - tag CDM

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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Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

9th April, 2018 - tag CDM

Are landscaping works construction projects? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long, in both residential and commercial sectors. In what circumstances does this include landscaping, and in what do you need to do to comply?

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Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

5th March, 2018 - tag CDM

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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