The HSE have ensured contractors work within a construction legal framework called CDM when carrying out construction projects. The Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance. This guide is based on sound industry practice and will particularly help small businesses and organisations deliver building and construction projects in a way that prevents injury and ill health.
|CONDITION 1||Workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience. Contractors providing appropriate supervision, instruction and information. A written construction phase plan.|
|CONDITION 2||Projects where more than one contractor is involved (domestic or non-domestic). Plus condition 1. Principal designer and principal contractor must be appointed. Need a health and safety file.|
|CONDITION 3||If work is scheduled to:-|
Last longer than 30 working days and 2. have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project or exceeds 500 person days.
All conditions 1 and 2 plus client must notify project to HSE.
Please find the link to CITB’s free CDM 2015 wizard.