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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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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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Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

5th October, 2017 - tag CDM

A common question regarding CDM, is do the regulations apply to site investigations. In this post, we look at the definition of construction work under CDM 2015 and consider how the regulations apply to site investigation work.

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Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

19th September, 2017 - tag CDM

CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, and this set of regulations apply to all construction projects. But what about maintenance work? Yes, it is carried out by tradesmen, or sometimes by a handyman or caretaker but it is often very short duration. Does CDM apply?

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Who Does CDM 2015 Apply To?

29th August, 2017 - tag CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) apply to construction work, but who exactly is responsible for complying with these regulations? Every construction project, no matter how big or small, short or long, needs to comply with CDM, and CDM applies to everyone involved.

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The Definition Of Construction Work Under CDM 2015

18th August, 2017 - tag CDM

It goes without saying that The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) applies to all construction projects, but what exactly is construction work? Building a house? Yes. But what about painting a wall, digging a hole, or fitting some windows? Let's take a look.

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Does CDM Apply To Refurbishment?

8th August, 2017 - tag CDM

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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CDM Client Duties Everyone Needs To Know

20th July, 2017 - tag CDM

It goes without saying that every CDM client should know about their legal duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. But if you're not a client, and you're a designer or contractor for example, then you don't need to worry about client duties, right? Wrong!

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Does CDM Apply To Non-notifiable Projects?

12th July, 2017 - tag CDM

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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