From Monday 6 April, the 2007 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) were replaced to help workers, contractors, designers and clients work together to improve health and safety.
The CDM Regulations are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects, and the updated version requires that small and medium size construction businesses plan and manage health and safety.
Key changes to the CDM Regulations include:
If you’re new to Construction (Design and Management), or are unsure what it’s all about the HSE have produced guidance 'Managing health and safety in construction - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 - on the legal requirements for CDM 2015, which can be found here.
They have also revised their construction web pages, produced a short client leaflet and a new construction phase plan template for small projects.