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l of cdm legal law legislation 24 July 13: The letter L in our A to Z series is dedicated to all things legal, after all, it’s important to remember that the CDM regulations are a piece of legislation and failure to comply could lead to prosecution. CDM is short for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. These Regulations may be cited as the Construction (... read more »
k of cdm key parties 18 July 13: One of the main outcomes of the CDM regulations is that, applied correctly to a construction project, one of the results should be improved cooperation and communication between key parties. So who are the key parties identified in the CDM regulations? There are a number of different roles defined as having duties under the CDM regulations... read more »
17 July 13: CDM Coordinator Project: Residential Conversion, Sutton, Surrey This project involves the conversion of an existing residential property in Surrey to create 6 self contained flats. Duration: 12 months Appointment: July 2012 The project developed a detached residential house set out over 4 floors into a multi use property containing 6... read more »
j of cdm justification 11 July 13: We thought long and hard about the J in our A to Z of CDM series, in the end we decided to base this blog post on a justification of why we have the CDM regulations. With changes on the horizon in the land of the CDM regulations (still not announced at the time of writing), why are the CDM regulations in force in the first place? There is... read more »
05 July 13: CDM Coordinator Project: Conversion of offices to residential apartments, Nottingham The site is currently empty offices to a former bank branch that was located on the ground the floor, within a city centre location. Duration: 6 months Appointment: June 2013 This project will involve the conversion of the first, second and third floor... read more »
i of cdm information 03 July 13: The i in our A to Z of the CDM regulations is for information. One of the key purposes of the CDM regulations is to ensure that everyone has the information they need to work safely. Information will initially flow from the client. On notifiable projects this information will be gathered from the client by the CDM coordinator and passed... read more »
h of cdm health and safety file 28 June 13: H is our A to Z of CDM series goes to the Health and Safety File, a document required on project completion under the CDM Regulations. The health and safety file is a document that is created for notifiable construction projects by the CDM coordinator, based on information gathered from the principal contractor, designers, the client and... read more »
g of cdm good order 26 June 13: The CDM regulations outline a number of duties relating to health and safety on construction sites, and the letter G in our A to Z list goes to regulation 27 – Good order and site security. The CDM regulations do beyond the appointment of duty holders, the preparation of information and the requirements for notification. Part 4 of the CDM... read more »
fatal construction 25 June 13: I got an email the other day entitled ‘fatal presentation mistakes to avoid’. I had a quick read, and yes the mistakes would be damaging to the impact and success of a presentation, sure – but fatal? No. The mistakes would not end your life, or anyone else’s for that matter. It got me thinking about the mistakes that can be made on site... read more »
f of cdm f10 22 June 13: The F10 is a form specifically required because of the CDM regulations, so, since we can only pick one F for our list, the F10 gets a place. One of the requirements under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (known as the CDM regulations) is that notifiable projects are notified to the HSE. Notifiable, must be notified – makes... read more »
21 June 13: CDM Coordinator Project: Hospital Pharmacy Alterations, Peterborough This project involves alterations to an existing hospital pharmacy to provide an improved layout. Duration: 2 months Appointment: June 2013 The project involves minor layout and service alterations to the hospital pharmacy. Works include partition walls, carpentry,... read more »
e of cdm everyone 17 June 13: We have said many times that the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) place duties on virtually everyone involved in a construction project. So it is no big surprise that E in our A to Z series is for Everyone. It is sometimes wrongly believed that only the main duty holders need to be aware of the CDM regulations.... read more »


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