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On 6 April 2015, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 were revoked and replaced by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).


The main changes are:

View guidance on CDM Regulations from the Health & Safety Executive

  • The Regulations now apply to domestic clients as well as non-domestic clients

Brody Forbes is competent and experienced to carry out the role of Principal Designer, which involves:

  • Planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project.  This includes: Identifying and eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks; and ensuring designers carry out their duties.


Please contact us should you need advice or assistance regarding CDM 2015.

  • Under CDM 2015, a construction phase plan is always required

  • Where a construction project involves more than one contractor, a principal designer and principal contractor must be appointed by the client.  The appointments must be in writing and if a principal designer or principal contractor is not appointed, the client must fulfill these roles themselves.

  • A project is notifiable if the construction work on a construction site is scheduled to last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project, or it exceeds 500 person days.

  • Providing relevant information to the principal contractor to help them plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the construction phase.

  • Preparing and providing relevant information to other dutyholders.