On the 6th April 2015, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) replaced CDM 2007. The regulations govern the management of health, safety and welfare for construction projects.
To outline key roles and duties under the new Regulations, along with details of when a project is notifiable to the relevant authority, we have prepared a simplified eight page guide to CDM 2015, which you can download from this page.
Our guide is based on the full CDM 2015 regulations which can be viewed on the HSE website here
Our guide is prepared for commercial projects. If you are planning a domestic project you can obtain more advice by visiting the HSE website here
Changes affecting the CDM Coordinator Role
Under the new CDM 2015 Regulations, there is no longer a CDM Coordinator role.
If you have a CDM co-ordinator working on a project that started before the 6th April 2015, a Principal Designer must be appointed to replace the CDM
coordinator by 6 October 2015, unless the project comes to an end
In the period it takes to appoint the Principal
Designer, the appointed CDM coordinator should comply with the duties
contained in Schedule 4 to the new CDM 2015 Regulations. These duties
reflect the existing requirements under CDM 2007 for the CDM
coordinator rather than requiring CDM coordinators to act as Principal
Designers: a role for which they may not be equipped.