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What is CDM 2015 about?
2015 aims to make all construction work safer. The Regulations set out the requirements
for managing health and safety on construction projects.
The regulations make it clear that everyone must understand their roles and duties, and be accountable for the safety of the Project and site.
How can Safety is the Key help?
We can advise on site safety, construction phase plans (CPPs), risk assessments and methods statements and carry out independent site safety audits and inspections. We can also act as your Competent Person to give you advice and documentation. Find our full pricing details here.
are the major influence on project
standards and culture. As the project is for the benefit of the client, it is
only right that they are involved and they may be expected to take an active
role in managing the works.
The Client’s Principals:
client’s principals are the Principal Designer and the Principal Contractor, and
co-ordination between them all is key to a successful project. Liaison and exchange of information
during both the design and build stages of a project is key.
will carry out many of the functions previously carried out by the old "CDM-Coordinator". The key
role of the PD is to act as a conduit for information flow.
PC should manage and co-ordinate the construction side of the project as well as liaise with all relevant parties throughout the construction phase.
duties remain to reduce or control risks through the design process and provide risk information
with design drawings.
The Contractor has wide range of duties including:
• comply with the directions given by the PD and PC
draw up the Construction Phase Plan (CPP), even if they are the only contractor on
site, and appoint individuals who have - or are in the process of
obtaining - the necessary skills, knowledge, training and education.
CDM Construction Phase Plan or CPP
These are required for most construction projects though the complexity will vary depending on the size of the Project. A CPP can be written via your smartphone with the free CITB CPP Wizard app. The aim is to get small contractors to think about
the work and potential hazards before the job commences. The CPP template is
available via www.hse.gov.uk Contact us for a free and confidential consultation on any health and safety matter.