Construction & Design Management (CDM)
What are the CDM Regulations?
CDM Regulations apply to all construction projects in the UK. Domestic, commercial, and temporary works are all included. 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 are applicable to all construction projects – commercial or domestic.
These regulations exist to ensure health and safety adherence of the overall project, including strategic planning and management of projects. These regulations also span to include early detection of potential hazards, and to ensure that potential risks are mitigated to avoid dangerous situations.
Each construction project requires the appointment of a CDM Dutyholder to facilitate the correct CDM Regulation implementation. Oftentimes, the Principal Contractor of the construction project is designated this responsibility, although that is not always the case. Rhino Safety proudly provides Principal Designer services and can assist a Principal Contractor to successfully fulfil their role in ensuring adherence to the regulations.
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Why appoint Rhino Safety as your CDM Dutyholder?
CDM Dutyholders each carry their own unique set of responsibilities and obligations. Dutyholders span to include Clients, Principal Contractors, Principal Designers, Designers and Contractors. Each of these designations requires coordination and collaboration with other dutyholders.
The Principal Designer is typically the CDM Dutyholder during the pre-construction phase. This designation then shifts to the Principal Contractor with overall control over contractors during the construction phase.
Rhino Safety’s team of expert consultants holds over ten years of experience and can assist you by appointment to Principal Designer or assisting a Principal Contractor. This alleviates the burden of changing CDM Dutyholders at any stage during your construction project and allowing for us to be the reliable dutyholder during your construction project from beginning to end.
We also facilitate the creation, implementation and monitoring of CDM Documentation. It’s worthwhile to note that in addition to the standard health and safety documentation required under other H&S regulations, CDM Regulations require additional documentation throughout various stages of the construction project. These include:
- Pre-Construction Information
- Construction Phase Plan
- Health and Safety File
CDM Awareness Training
The construction H&S consultants at Rhino Safety are proud to offer CDM Awareness training through our e-learning platform. This training will assist you by supplying the necessary tools and resources to upskill your existing designated dutyholders and enabling them to effectively carry out their obligations on future construction projects.
Our CDM Awareness Training provides your 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.
We ensure you are fully aware of the recommendations we make, leaving no room for uncertainty or potential risk.
We are here to take the guesswork and confusion out of Construction & Design Management to help you be best placed to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance on site.
If you are looking for a trusted CDM Dutyholder to carry out your construction project’s regulatory obligations, we would love to hear from you. Contact us now and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.