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18 September 13

v of cdm visits

A to Z of CDM: V is for Visits

V in our A to Z series of CDM is for Visits. Or more specifically, CDM coordinator site visits. One of the most common questions we get asked is ‘how often does a CDM coordinator need to visit site?’ Well, firstly, it is important to remember that how often a CDM coordinator needs to visit site, and how often you may want them to visit...

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05 September 13

cdm faq

The CDM regulations are explained in our FAQ's

What are the CDM regulations? Who is a Principal Contractor? What are the Client duties? There are lots of frequently asked questions that we often respond to regarding CDM, so we have added these FAQ's to our website. Need to find out about CDM? Start with our FAQ's! CDM FAQ's What are the CDM regulations? What is a CDM notifiable...

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03 September 13

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A to Z of CDM: U is for Updates

The U in our A to Z of CDM series is for updates. Because the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. Plans change. No matter how well you plan a construction project, things change. Labour shortages, problems with materials, changes to requirements, finding problems on site, conflicting ideas and a hundred other things can impact...

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27 August 13

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A to Z of CDM: T is for Time

We are now getting close to the end of our A to Z series of CDM, and the T in our list is for Time. Is it time to think health and safety, or just time to think? Every duty holder needs time to carry out their duties under CDM. Planning, managing, cooperating and coordinator work all takes time. Each duty holder must be allowed that time...

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22 August 13

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A to Z of CDM: S is for Safety

The S in our A to Z series of CDM goes to safety, or more accurately, health and safety. After all, the CDM regulations are health and safety legislation. The construction industry is a high risk industry. You only have to look at the accident statistics to know that construction sites are perhaps not the safest place to work. However,...

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20 August 13

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A to Z of CDM: R is for Residential

R in our A to Z series of CDM is dedicated to Residential, because residential projects are exempt from the CDM regulations, right? Wrong! This seems to be a very common misunderstood area of the CDM regulations, and often it is genuinely believed that all residential projects are exempt from CDM. They are not. So which residential...

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18 August 13

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A to Z of CDM: Q is for Qualifications

The letter Q in our A to Z series is allocated to Qualifications, part of the competence requirement under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. One of the duties we have discussed often on our blog is the need for competence as detailed in Regulation 4 of the CDM regulations . If you are appointing someone to work on a...

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14 August 13

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A to Z of CDM: P is for Principal Contractor

The letter P in our A to Z of CDM is for Principal Contractor. This is a role created by the CDM Regulations and one that must be appointed on all notifiable CDM construction projects. Principal Contractors have their own duties under CDM, in addition to the contractor duties that must be fulfilled by all contractors working on a project....

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08 August 13

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A to Z of CDM: O is for Organised

O in our A to Z of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, a.k.a the CDM Regs, goes to Organised. Why? It’s because if you work in construction, and want to comply with the CDM regulations, then you need to be organised. Let’s be honest, being organised wont just help you comply with CDM, it will also help your project run...

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05 August 13

CDM Coordinator Project - Residential Development, London

CDM Coordinator Project: Residential Development, South London This project involved the construction of an end of terrace residential new build. This garden plot was developed to provide a 82sqm three storey 2 bedroom property with associated landscaping. Duration: 6 months Appointment: November 2012 Work involved excavations,...

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31 July 13

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A to Z of CDM: N is for Notifiable

The letter N in our A to Z series for the CDM regulations goes to Notifiable. The CDM Regulations may require your project to be notified to the HSE, and this will also impact on whether you need to appoint a CDM Coordinator and a Principal Contractor. There a two types of projects under CDM. Notifiable and Non-Notifiable. Notifiable...

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26 July 13

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A to Z of CDM: M is for Management

M in our A to Z blog series on the CDM regulations goes to Management, because... well... they are the Construction (Design and MANAGEMENT) Regulations. A safe construction project is one that is well managed. There needs to be good project management, and excellent site management, to ensure that hazards are controlled and risks are...

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