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CDM Regulations 2015 are approved

February 3, 2015 by dwhitelegg

The revised Construction (Design and Management) are due to come into force on 6 April 2015.

Draft guidance into the regulations, which is available to help people prepare for the changes in advance, was published earlier this month and notes the key changes as:

  • Principal designer. The replacement of the CDM co-ordinator role (under CDM 2007) by principal designer. This means that the responsibility for coordination of the pre-construction phase – which is crucial to the management of any successful construction project – will rest with an existing member of the design team.

  • Client. The new Regulations recognise the influence and importance of the client as the head of the supply chain and they are best placed to set standards throughout a project.

  • Competence. This will be split into its component parts of skills, knowledge, training and experience, and – if it relates to an organisation – organisational capability. This will provide clarity and help the industry to both assess and demonstrate that construction project teams have the right attributes to deliver a healthy and safe project.

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