What is CDM?
Whatever your role is in Construction, CDM 2015 Regulations aim to improve health and safety by helping you to:
- Sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish.
- Have the right people for the job at the right time.
- Cooperate and co ordinate your work with others.
- Have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed.
- Communicate this information effectively to those who need to know.
- Consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed.
Under the CDM 2015 Regulations anyone having construction and building work carried out will have Health and Safety responsibilities.
Clients, Designers, contractors and anyone else involved in the construction will all have duties under the CDM 2015 Regulations.
Under these Regulations some work MUST be notified to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Who Does this apply to?
If You are:
- A Domestic Client – this type of client is someone having construction work done on their own or a family members home, it is not being done as part of a business.
- A Commercial Client – this type of client is someone having construction work carried out as part of a trade or business.
CDM 2015 Regulations applies to ALL construction work
Domestic Clients will pass on their duties/responsibilities to those who are carrying out the construction work for them (Designers & Contractors)
Commercial Clients have these duties/responsibilities themselves.
How Do I know if my construction work is notifiable to the HSE?
Construction work is notifiable to the HSE if the project is:
- Expected to last more than 30 days.
- Have more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point on the project.
- Exceed 500-person days on the project.
How do I notify the HSE?
You can do either of the following:
- Complete form F10 online, this form is submitted automatically once completed. You will receive and email confirming receipt of the form and a reference number for your project should you need to update the HSE of any changes.
- Notify the HSE in writing, a detailed letter will need to be sent to the HSE
THE HSE MUST BE NOTIFIED BEFORE WORK CAN START ON YOUR PROJECT