The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM 2007) are changing with effect from 6th April 2015 to become CDM 2015.
The key changes involved are:
- The CDM Coordinator (CDM-C) role will be replaced by the role of “Principal Designer” (PD) who effectively carries out the function of the safety and health coordinator previously carried out by the CDM-C. The PD has a more central role in the project than that of a CDM-C as they must be a designer with control over all design and preparation work for construction. The PD is required to coordinate all health and safety matters health and safety matters relating to the pre-construction phase alongside the overall planning, management and monitoring of the pre-construction phase of the project.
- A PD and a Principal Contractor (PC) must be appointed whenever it is anticipated that there will be more than one contractor working on the project. The appointment of these roles under CDM2007 was only required for notifiable projects.
- The duty to notify now lies with the Client (under CDM 2007 this had to be carried out by the CDM-C) and the threshold for notification has been raised
SPL CDM CAPABILITIES
Stopford is able to assist clients in the cost-effective delivery of a wide range projects which come under the CDM Regulations. Our in-house capabilities enable us to discharge the roles of Principal Designer, Principal Contractor, Contractor and Designer as defined in the Regulations effectively providing a “one-stop shop” for our Clients.
Over the past 8 years we have been providing our clients with these services adding value at all stages of the procurement chain and delivering successful projects from feasibility through to detailed design and final commissioning of built facilities.