So, coming to the end of the first three years of CDM 2015, we might ask what has changed? The Injury and Ill-Health Picture Headline health and safety statistics published by the HSE in 2017 for the construction sector in Great Britain suggest that not a lot of change has happened, in terms of the… Continue reading CDM 2015: Three Years On
All designers and contractors involved in the planning and execution of construction work must take into account the general principles of prevention when carrying out their respective duties. Learn what’s involved in each of the 9 principles of prevention..
In a keynote address to the recently formed ‘CDM Forum’, which has been widely publicised in the industry, a former Chief Executive of the HSE stressed the importance of the ‘Industry Taking Responsibility’ in matters of design and management. Using his first-hand experience of the catastrophic effects of the 2011 earthquake aftershock on the city… Continue reading A Review of CDM 2015 – One Year On
The construction industry has always been a high-risk sector: the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), recently quoted an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report claiming that there were at least 60,000 deaths each year on construction sites worldwide. That report actually dates from 2005, but given the growth in the world economy… Continue reading Safety in Construction: the continuing story
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came in to effect on 6 April 2015 with the key aim of encouraging safer working practice in order to prevent injury, ill-health and fatalities to those working in construction and also to reduce bureaucracy. Replacement of CDM Co-ordinator Role A significant change in CDM 2015 is the… Continue reading Responsibilities of the Principal Designer under CDM 2015
In light of the draft Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 having been published to replace CDM 2007, due to be enforced 6 April 2015, here is an outline of all duty holders involved in a construction project and their duties. Clients – are organisations or individuals for whom a construction project is carried… Continue reading CDM 2015 Roles and Responsibilities of Duty Holders
With most people in the industry counting down the days until the revised regulations are laid, made, and have come into force, it may be worth a look at what the HSE envisage in relation to potential health and safety improvements that might follow the removal of the present domestic client exemption. Improvements in health… Continue reading Countdown to Revised CDM Regulations