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    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: NEW HSE GUIDES PUBLISHED

    hselogo1HSE legal and other CDM 2015 guidance published and available online

    The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) come into force on 6 April 2015 and replace CDM 2007.

    HSE has now published the final version of guidance on the legal requirements for CDM 2015 available to help anyone with duties under the Regulations.

    The CDM 2015 Legal Guidance L153 describes:

    “the law that applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects, from concept to completion what each dutyholder must or should do to comply with the law to ensure projects are carried out in a way that secures health and safety CDM 2015 is subject to certain transitional provisions which apply to construction projects that start before the Regulations come into force and continue beyond that date.”

    Additional HSE CDM 2015 Guidance

    The Legal Guidance has now been supplemented by further information available via the HSE website as follows:

    • Smaller Project Clients

    Guide for Clients INDG411 (rev1) aimed at building owners, users or managing agents having maintenance, small-scale building work or other minor works carried out in connection with a business.

    The leaflet advices clients to “discuss with your designer and builder before work starts and throughout the build how risks are being managed”.

    Following the steps in leaflet are said to help clients “meet your responsibilities as a client and ensure construction work and repairs are undertaken safely and without damaging worker’s and other people’s health.”

    • Construction Phase Plans
    This is in the ‘Busy Builder’ series of leaflets. The list of essential points is designed to help ‘busy builders’ plan and organise jobs, and work together with others to make sure that the work is carried out without risks to health and safety. A Construction Phase Plan Template is include in the leaflet.
    • New HSE Website pages

    The HSE construction sector web pages have been updated with new pages dedicated to explaining the Requirements of CDM 2015.

    CDM 2015 Information and Templates

    See CDM 2015 Survey Results for the findings of our CDM 2015 Five Minute Online Survey.

    We have published a great deal of further information and templates designed to support Clients, Designers, Principal Designers/Contractors and Contractors in meeting their duties under CDM Regulations 2015.

     

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