Karerisk Construction Design and Management Services
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, also known as CDM Regulations or CDM 2007, define legal duties for the safe operation of UK construction sites. The regulations place specific duties on clients, designers and contractors, to plan their approach to health and safety. They apply throughout the life of a construction project, from its inception to its subsequent final demolition and removal.
It was introduced to help Improve planning and management of projects from the very start of the project, assign the right people for the right job at the right time to manage the risks on site, target effort where it can do most good in terms of health and safety & Discourage unnecessary bureaucracy.
The regulations apply to all construction work and covers a very broad range of construction activities such as building, civil engineering, engineering construction work, demolition, site preparation and site clearance, except for Part 3, which only applies if the project is notifiable.
The regulations are divided into 5 parts:
- Part 1 deals with matters of interpretation and application of the regulations.
- Part 2 covers general management duties of the duty holders that apply to all construction projects including those that are non-notifiable.
- Part 3 sets out additional management duties of the duty holders that apply to notifiable projects.
- Part 4 of the regulations apply to all construction work carried out on construction sites, and covers physical safeguards that must be provided to prevent danger. This was covered previously by the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996, which are revoked by CDM2007.
- Part 5 covers issues of civil liability, transitional provisions that apply during the period when the regulations come into force, and amendments and revocations of other legislation.
On notifiable projects, which are projects likely to involve more than 30 days or 500 man days of construction work. The client must appoint a Construction Design Management Coordinator (CDMC) A project is not only the construction work, but also includes all the planning, design, and management or other work until the end of the construction phase.
The KARERISK CDMC must be appointed as soon as possible and no later than after initial design work is completed.
Your KARERISK CDMC will notify the HSE as soon as practicable after their appointment regarding the project. The CDM Coordinator will give advice and assistance to the client on what they need to do to comply with CDM 2007.
Provide, identify and collect the pre construction information and prepare/update a Health and Safety file.
Also ensure that arrangements are in place for co-ordination and co-operation during the planning and preparation phase; facilitate good communication between client, designers and contractors.
The KARERISK CDMC will also take steps to ensure that designers comply with their CDM duties and liaise with the Principal Contractor regarding ongoing design.
Other Duties will Include:
- Assessment of designer and contractor competence;
- Adequacy of client management arrangements for the project and the management arrangements of contractors;
- Maintenance and review of such arrangements throughout the project;
- Adequacy of the principal contractor construction phase plan;
- And adequacy of the welfare facilities.
Please contact Karerisk on 0161-317-8509 for a friendly chat on whether you need to comply with CDM regulations and to use the advice and wealth of experience of one of our CDM Co-ordinators.
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