HSE guidance on applying CDM in TV, theatre and festivals etc.
New guidance has been published on the HSE website 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).
HSE stress to the industry 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, the guidance illustrates how CDM roles and duties can be applied to existing common management arrangements and processes in the four main industry sub-sectors:
- TV/film and broadcasting;
- Theatre and performing arts;
- Live events (festivals, music, sport, cultural events); and
- Exhibitions/trade fairs and conferences.
The guidance is also intended to others in the industry, with different management arrangements, to determine what they need to do to comply with CDM 2015.