Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015: Are the Clients Ready?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) received Parliamentary approval on 29th January 2015, and will come into force on 6th April 2015; the question must be asked of large and small construction client organisations and the persons such as facilities managers, are you ready?

On Friday, 9th January 2015, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued the draft text of L153 (draft), Guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, including the draft regulations, which can be downloaded from:

On the same date, the guidances produced for the five duty holders under CDM2015, plus the workers, were published in draft. The guidances set out, in practical terms, what actions are required of them to deliver a safe and healthy construction project.  These documents have been written by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC). These six ‘Industry Guidances’ are available for free download, as follows:

CDM15/1 Industry guidance for Clients

CDM15/2 Industry guidance for Principal Designers

CDM15/3 Industry guidance for Contractors

CDM15/4 Industry guidance for Designers

CDM15/5 Industry guidance for Principal Contractors

CDM15/6 Industry guidance for Workers

At this date, 2nd March 2015, the above guidance documents are still in draft.

The Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) for CDM2015 has yet to commence development, and so is unlikely to be available until late in 2015 at the earliest.

Further information can be found in the full Callsafe CDM supplement coming soon.


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