CDM Health and Safety
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 or CDM, are the main regulations for managing the health and safety of everyone involved within construction projects.
CDM applies to all building and construction work including new builds, refurbishment and repair projects, demolition, conversions and property maintenance. The purpose of the regulations was to ensure that the entire “project team” are focused on safety first, to improve project planning and management to enable early identification of hazards and place responsibilities and efforts where they can most benefit the health, safety and wellbeing of all involved.
This means that businesses need to:
Plan work so the risks involved are managed throughout every project
Ensure the people used are correctly trained and qualified to do the job
Cooperate and coordinate work with other parties involved in the build process
Be informed about the risks involved and record how they are being managed
Communicate relevant information to all parties
Consult and engage with workers so they are aware of the risks and how they should be managed
The Roles within CDM Process
The regulations give all parties involved in any kind of construction project a legal responsibility and specific duties to adhere to. The regulations define a number of “duty holders” or parties as detailed below.
CDM Case Study
How Sureteam can Help
Outsourcing elements of your Construction and CDM Health and Safety Process to a specialist and experienced team not only ensures compliance with CDM Legislation to protect your people and those they interact with, but will also save valuable time.
We can provide a full suite of support including:
- Risk Assessments
- Site Audits & Inspections
- COSHH Assessments & Training
- Plant Training & Assessments
- Competent advice and assistance with SSiP Scheme and RAMS
We can also provide employee training including Highfield Level 1 Award in Health & Safety within Construction Environment (RFQ), Level 2 Principles of Manual Handling and Working at Height Training to ensure your team have the necessary skills to conduct their roles safely.
To find out more, give us a call on 01666 503686 for a no obligation chat with a member of our team.
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Our team are on hand for any advice you need give us a call on 01666 503686 to discuss your health and safety needs. With Sureteam, you have got it covered.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, or CDM, apply to all construction projects no matter how big or small or whether domestic or commercial.
They cover new builds, refurbishments, maintenance and repairs, extensions and demolitions.
Yes, we can not only provide support for your physical sites but also a wide range of more general Health and Safety training and support for administrative offices and staff including Display Screen Equipment, and Occupational Health.
Give our team a call on 01666 503686 to find out how they could help.
If your project meets the criteria below it is classed as an F10 notifiable project to the Health and Safety Executive
A project where work is expected to:
- last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point on the project, or;
- exceed 500 person days
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