Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM From this date, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) which provides. CDM Regulations Explained. Next > · ACOP Appendix 4. Authors: Raymond Joyce, Key: Open access. The new simplified CDM Regulations will revise and bring together the regulatory changes, the HSE had originally stated that the ACoP.

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The main findings were:. Retrieved from ” https: CDM applied to all construction aco; covers construction activities such as building, civil engineering, engineering construction work, demolition, site preparation and site clearance. The health and safety file contains information needed to allow safe construction. Project notification is only needed for notifiable projects.

A CDM coordinator is required only on notifiable projects. Designer responsibilities extend beyond the construction phase. The notes you are reading have been updated to ergulations the HSE’s changes to both format and content. The regulations placed specific duties on clientsdesigners and contractorsto plan their approach to health and safety.

Scope, structure and format must be agreed between the client and the CDM coordinator at the outset. Even when a Health and Safety File is not required, as-built and operational and maintenance information are required.

Construction industry of the United Kingdom. The client remains responsible for ensuring client duties are met. Construction phase plans CPP or CPHP must contain health and safety management systems and arrangements, and risk assessments and method statements for initial work activities.

Where significant risks remain, designers must regulatinos that the CDM coordinator, other designers and contractors are aware of these risks.

CDM Approved Code of Practice (ACoP)

Construction Economy of the United Kingdom. Additional duties are also placed on the Client, Designers and Contractors. The initial notification happens as soon as possible after appointment of the Cddm coordinator. Paragraph 21 of the ACoP states that if the risk is medium to high for example where the work involves the following.


If you are prosecuted for breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the Approved Code, you will need to show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a Court will find you at fault. Mandatory documents for a CDM project, include project notification, pre-construction information, construction phase plan and health and safety plan.

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A health and safety file HSF is required only on notifiable projects. These changes are significant and should be read in conjunction with the HSE document.

The ACoP came into force in April When carrying out demolition, regulation 29 requires those in control of the work to produce a written plan showing how danger will be prevented. All focus should be on the actions necessary to reduce and manage risk. Non-notifiable projects are those that are likely to take less than 30 days of construction time. The carrying out of any building, civil engineering or engineering construction work and includes:. The client must establish the need for this, with assistance from designers.

The client must establish related procedures. The pre-construction information may include indexed drawings, reports, surveys, etc. Therefore, by default anyone involved is a potential designer, including the client, architectengineerssurveyorsservice designers, project managerslandscape architectscontractors, interior designers and shop fitters and anyone purchasing materials without a detailed specification.

The ‘pre-construction information’ is information regarding the project, site and other relevant issues required by designers and contractors. On notifiable projects, contractors must promptly provide relevant information to the principal contractor. Further notifications are required by project changes that affects the notification, such as the subsequent appointment of the principal contractor.

Domestic clients having work done on a property they intend to live in are exempt from CDM The effort invested in planning and managing health and safety xdm be proportionate to the risks and complexity of the project. Public review generated responses, among the highest of regulatione consultation undertaken by HSE.

This page was last edited on 23 Marchat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It states that if you follow the advice given you will be doing enough to comply with the law as far as the CDM regulations are concerned. Often, clients have little knowledge of managing a construction project. It states that following the advice given complies with CDM regulations. The regulations require the CDM coordinator to notify the local HSE office of all projects expected to last more than 30 working days and all work of shorter duration that involves more than person-shifts.


Unnecessary paperwork which adds little to risk management can be a dangerous distraction from the real business of risk reduction and management.

This notification may be performed using the HSE Form 10 rev or by other means, including electronic, providing it contains the information specified by Schedule 1 of CDM, which consists of:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If the construction work involves some of the above, the overlap between the construction and non construction work should be addressed in the management arrangements and the construction phase plan.

Existing Health and Safety files must be modified files for structures undergoing modifications. The principal contractor must also comply with the contractor’s duties below. The importance of this phase is in the inspection of expected performance standards to ensure compliance. Primary roles and duties are to provide the client with an advisor on construction health and safety risk management matters and to ensure compliance with CDM The client takes charge of the file upon project completion.

The pre-construction information covers contents, timing and format. They applied throughout construction projects, from inception to final demolition and removal. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March