The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
On Monday 6 April 2015, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 Regulations.
Don’t worry - CITB has lots of practical help and guidance to help understand the changes. Three easy ways to get the help you need:
Just enter some simple job details and in a couple of minutes it will produce your construction phase plan and provide you with tips and advice of how to help keep you and your workers healthy and safe.
The free guidance is available in six simple documents (Clients, Principal Designers, Designers, Principal Contactors, Contractors and Workers).
Specific to each duty holder, they provide a more in depth look at what is required. Grant is available for eligible employers on these courses.
1. All projects must have:
2. Project where more than one contractor is involved (domestic or non-domestic) must have 1 above plus:
3. If work is scheduled to:
All of 1 and 2 above plus
Download our 'CDM Regs 2015 made simple' infographic (510KB, PDF).
The HSE have produced guidance 'Managing health and safety in construction - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 - (L153) on the legal requirements for CDM 2015.
They have also produced some question and answer (Q&A) briefs. These are not formal HSE guidance and are not intended to cover every aspect of the topic or be a ‘one size fits all’ answer, but provide consistent and helpful answers to some of the most common questions which have arisen about CDM 2015.
For further information see the HSE construction webpages, which includes a short client leaflet and a Busy Builder construction phase plan template for small projects (CIS80).