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    HSE advice on application of CDM 2015 in the entertainment industry

    New Guidance to help those in the entertainment industry understand what they need to do to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) has been published by HSE.

    The regulator stresses that:

    “CDM 2015 is not about creating unnecessary bureaucracy. It is about securing the health, safety and welfare of those carrying out construction work and protecting others who the work may affect, from harm. With this principle in mind, this guidance illustrates how CDM roles and duties can be applied to existing common management arrangements and processes”

    Four main industry sub-sectors covered in the guidance are:

    • TV/film and broadcasting
    • Theatre and performing arts
    • Live events (festivals, music, sport, cultural events)
    • Exhibitions/trade fairs and conferences

    Th guidance is intended to help others in the industry, with different management arrangements, to determine what they need to do to comply with CDM.


    Worked examples for typical construction projects in the event/production industry have been included, to show what proportionate compliance with CDM 2015 might look like in practise.

    This Guidance should be read in conjunction with HSE Legal Guidance L153: Managing health and safety in construction.

    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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