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Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations were revised and re-issued in April 2015 with the previous version of the regulations having been in place since 2007.

There were some significant alterations introduced in 2015, including the requirement for domestic contractors to comply, and the removal of the CDM Coordinator role.

These changes caused a lot of confusion and have taken some time to bed in.

It may be that your business is not involved in construction, however if you are planning an alteration to your premises, then you will need to ensure that you can comply with CDM 2015.

As a customer of Lighthouse, we will ensure that whether you are a contractor or the end user, your internal Health and Safety procedures reflect the requirements of CDM 2015.

We will document the procedures in your Health and Safety policy, and provide access to the relevant Construction Phase Plan documents and Risk Assessment Method Statements (RAMS).

Ongoing CDM 2015 Consultancy Support for your Project

It may be the case that you would like Lighthouse to assist further in your project. As such, we provide CDM 2015 consultancy on a project by project basis, covering the following areas:

  • At the outset of any project, we will ensure that the following roles have been identified and appointed in writing:
    • The Client
    • The Principal Contractor
    • The Principal Designer
  • Attending a pre-start meeting in order to ascertain the scope of works, along with the specific Health & Safety requirements of the proposed contract
  • Where applicable, assist with the completion and submission of the relevant F10 documentation to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) notifying them of the works to be completed
  • Review the requirements for Health & Safety on the proposed site
  • Develop the appropriate safety documentation file for the site including:
    • Construction Phase Plan
    • Fire Risk Assessment
    • Specific Risk Assessment/Method Statement documents
  • Ascertain the requirements for sub-contractors and obtain and review any relevant health and safety documentation submitted by them including:
    • Risk Assessment/Method Statement documents for sub-contractor works
    • Sub-contractor Health & Safety policy manuals
    • Training certification and site access cards
  • Provide additional site visits to undertake the following activities:
    • Conduct an independent Health & Safety Audit mid works
    • Deliver any Toolbox Talks deemed appropriate to site staff
  • Conduct a sign off visit when the site is due to be handed over to the client. This will include handing over the project Health & Safety file.

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    As principal contractors, Lighthouse ensure we are continually aware of obligations under CDM 2015, assisting us with the relevant paperwork for our sites and managing our sub-contractors safety requirements. CDM 2015 can be complex at times and the support Lighthouse offer is vital in ensuring that we remain compliant with the legislation

    Stephen Hobbs Warnes Projects Ltd

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