In 2015 the New CDM 2015 regulations came into effect, experience in the UK construction industry led the HSE to believe there was a need:
The new regulations (CDM 2015) aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping all involved to:
This was a welcomed return to basic values provided by the initial 1994 regulations.
Integration of a H&S professional into the design team for any project, hence the replacement of the CDM coordinator with the introduction of the Principal designer
This is where CDMPC are ahead of the game, company director Stephen Dallow, was first appointed a planning supervisor for local authority works back in the 00’s
He has worked on a large range of projects from small £20,000 extensions to large commercial projects £65m, providing advice and guidance as a Planning supervisor, CDM Coordinator and now Principal Designer.
We only appoint advisers that have embedded knowledge and understanding of the core values of CDM.
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The regulations were first introduced in 1994 as part of the EU legislation (Directive 92/57/EEC – temporary or mobile construction sites)
The Directive set out minimum safety and health requirements for temporary or mobile construction sites i.e. any construction site at which building or civil engineering works are carried out and intended to prevent risks by establishing a chain of responsibility linking all the parties involved.
The regulation introduced the need to look at H&S in construction, from project inception – final demolition.
Between 1994 and 2007 guidance was available via the Planning Supervisor (H&S based professional, appointed as part of the design team)
Further research and development provided a better understanding of the complexities of design and construction and the need to integrating H&S into the process.
This led to the introduction of the CDM Regulations 2007 and aimed to:
At this point the planning supervisor was replaced by the introduction of the CDM coordinator.