Construction Health and Safety Consultancy and CDM Adviser Services

CDM Services – CDM Coordination for Clients and Construction Professionals
Posted by David Cant on April 20, 2011
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Remain compliant with CDM 2007 Regulations; keep your site safe from accidents and incidents, look after the welfare of the contractors you employ, keep others safe.

To comply with CDM duties, clients  need to follow the Construction (Design and Management Regulations 2007 and the Approved Code of Practice – Managing Health and Safety in Construction (L144) and in particular the section on ‘Clients’, which is readily available in the office.

The CDM Regulations do not stand alone and must be read and along with the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 in general and other subsequent legislation and regulations. In relation to construction, this will particularly include:

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations;
  • The Workplace Regulations;
  • The Building Regulations;
  • Fire Safety Legislation.

Any breach of the CDM Regulations 2007 is an offence, the penalty for which is specified in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

CDM 2007 revoked and replaced the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 (CDM94) and the Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1996 (CHSWR).

One of the principal aims has been to reduce concerns over the perceived complexity and the bureaucratic approach previously adopted by the industry when trying to meet the requirements of the 1994 Regulations.

CDM 2007 requires duty holders under the Regulations to focus on the identification, reduction, management and communication of project specific health and safety hazards and that any planning and arrangements for their management should be project specific and proportionate.

CDM 2007 applies to all ‘projects’ which include ‘construction work’. The term ‘project’ is taken to mean any activity which will or may include ‘construction work’. This includes maintenance and alteration works that fall within the definition of ‘construction work’. It also includes all planning, management and other activities up to the end of the ‘project’, including snagging and commissioning. This means that from the point where the need for a ‘project’ is identified, the requirements of these regulations must be applied.

For CDM Services contact us on 0800 1488 677 or email us

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David Cant is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner extraordinaire. He has a wealth of Industry experience and is the MD of Veritas Consulting. David also Blogs about Health and Safety here Health and Safety Consultants

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