CDM regulations are health and safety rules that apply to all construction projects in the UK; domestic, commercial, and temporary works. Commonly referred to as CDM, Construction (Design and Management) regulations have been around since 1994, with the most recent update taking place in 2015.
CDM regulations exist to improve the health and safety of any construction project from start to finish, including strategic planning and the management of projects. Construction (Design and Management) regulations also include the early detection of potential hazards, and ensure all potential risks are mitigated to avoid dangerous situations that could cause accidents and injuries.
Each construction project requires the appointment of a CDM Dutyholder to facilitate the correct Construction (Design and Management) implementation. In many cases, the construction project’s Principal Contractor is given this responsibility, although in some projects, a different person may be assigned to the role.
Rhino Safety proudly provides Principal Designer services, and can assist a Principal Contractor to successfully fulfil their role in ensuring adherence to the current CDM regulations.
A CDM Dutyholder will oversee the health and safety processes and requirements throughout a project, but the CDM Dutyholder can change throughout a project depending on who’s involved and what stage the work is at. The following can all be Construction (Design and Management) Dutyholder:
The Principal Designer is typically the CDM Dutyholder during the pre-construction phase. This role then shifts to the Principal Contractor, who has overall control over contractors during the construction phase.
Rhino Safety’s team of expert consultants utilises over ten years of experience and can assist you by being appointed the Principal Designer or assisting a Principal Contractor. This alleviates the burden of changing CDM Dutyholders at any stage during your construction project, and allows us to provide consistency from start to finish. This ensures Construction (Design and Management) regulations are followed consistently at all times.
Our health and safety consultants also facilitate the creation, implementation and monitoring of compliant CDM Documentation. In addition to the standard health and safety documentation required under other regulations, CDM Regulations require additional documentation throughout various stages of the construction project. These include:
The experts at Rhino Safety make sure you are always aware of the CDM recommendations we make, leaving no room for uncertainty or potential risk at any stage of the construction project.
We are here to take the guesswork and confusion out of Construction (Design and Management) regulations to help you be best placed to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance on site.
Construction health and safety consultants at Rhino Safety offer fantastic CDM Awareness Training through our e-learning platform. Construction (Design and Management) supplies the necessary tools and resources to upskill the people in CDM Dutyholder roles and enables them to effectively carry out their obligations on all construction projects.
Our CDM Awareness Training provides workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience necessary to fulfil their roles. It also allows contractors to provide appropriate supervision, instruction and information to oversee those under their supervision safely. Our bespoke, business orientated CDM support will help you to keep your project on track.
Speak to the team at Rhino Safety now to make sure all CDM regulations are being followed on your construction project. We can act as your CDM Dutyholder, or support the person in this role. Construction (Design and Management) regulations are an important part of any project, both for the safety of those working on the site and to reduce the risk of damage. Contact us now and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.