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6th April, 2016 - CDM

Happy Birthday CDM 2015 - Quick Refresher

Today marks one year since CDM 2015 came into force for all construction projects in Great Britain. Happy Birthday CDM 2015! To mark the one year anniversary of CDM 2015, here's a quick refresher on the top CDM 2015 topics, to keep you up to speed.

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19th February, 2016 - CDM

Key Changes In The CDM 2015 Regulations

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties. What are these new duties? Here are the CDM 2015 principal designer duties explained. Principal designers have duties throughout the project, but mostly during the pre-construction phase.

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18th January, 2016 - CDM

What Are The Construction Design And Management Regulations?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, also commonly referred to as the CDM Regulations, are a set of health and safety regulations that apply specifically to construction projects. These regulations apply to all construction projects of all sizes and were updated in 2015.

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19th October, 2015 - CDM

CDM 2015 What Does A Principal Designer Do?

The 2015 updates to the CDM Regulations (CDM 2015) introduced the role of the principal designer, and many of the questions our team are asked surround this new role. But what is it that the principal designer does? When do they do it, and how can they improve construction health and safety?

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6th October, 2015 - CDM

CDM 2015 Now Applies To ALL Construction Projects

CDM 2015 is old news isn't it? Didn't that come into force in April? Well yes, CDM 2015 did come into force in April for all new construction projects. But did you know that from October 6th 2015 all existing construction projects must now also comply with the new regulations?

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24th September, 2015 - Vibration

How To Measure Vibration Exposure To The EAV

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations enforce an exposure value for vibration at work that you must be aware of, the Exposure Action Value (EAV). Where an employee is exposed to vibration levels over and above this value, you should look for ways to control vibration.

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9th September, 2015 - Vibration

How To Calculate Vibration Exposure To The ELV

The exposure limit value (ELV) under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations must not be exceeded. But how do we calculate the ELV? Calculating the ELV in real life situations is not a straight forward as you might hope, but using a points based system you can keep track of exposure levels.

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20th August, 2015 - CDM

Who Is The CDM 2015 Principal Designer?

CDM 2015 (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) introduced a new role of Principal Designer, but who is this? CDM 2015 defines the principal designer as the designer with control over the pre-construction phase of the project, which is all the planning up until work starts on site.

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17th July, 2015 - CDM

Do The CDM Regulations Apply To Manufacturing?

The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) came into force in April 2015, and it is no secret that these regulations apply to construction projects in the UK. But will these regulations impact on manufacturing, and if so, how? Let's take a look.

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16th June, 2015 - CDM

When Is A CDM 2015 Construction Phase Plan Needed?

A construction phase plan is a document specifically required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. This document was required under the 2007 regulations, and remains a requirement under the 2015 regulations. But when exactly is a construction phase plan needed?

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1st May, 2015 - CDM

How To Appoint A Principal Designer Under CDM 2015

CDM 2015 (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) introduced a new role of principal designer, as an important duty holder that must be appointed on all projects with more than one contractor. In this post, we look at how to appoint a principal designer.

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3rd April, 2015 - News

Principal Designer Support For CDM 2015

Our new online support system for CDM 2015 has launched, with a specific plan for the new role of principal designer. Many architects will now find themselves undertaking the role of principal designer, we know this has caused some confusion and our support guides can help with the changes.

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