CDM Regulations 2015 (Construction Design & Management) replaced the CDM Regulations 2007 Act. It is the UK law and sets out who and what in construction work needs to do. It now includes various parties as Duty Holders and their Responsibilities. These are various significant legal duties to be aware of, or visit HSE’s website
Your Duties as ‘The Client’
A commercial client is any individual or organisation that carries out a construction project as part of a business. Refurbishments and Fitouts are included amongst these.
Principal Designer main responsibility is to identify, reduce or control foreseeable risks throughout the project and inform relevant parties. In addition the Principal Designer also has a duty to prepare and issue the ‘Pre-Construction Information’ ahead of construction stage. You can appoint OC Projects Ltd to act as your Principal Designer to ensure your project complies with CDM Regulations 2015
The Principal Contractor plans, manages, monitors and coordinates the entire construction phase of any project. They liaise with ‘Client’ and ‘Principal Designer’ for project duration and manage a ‘Construction Phase Plan’ throughout. Further details on this role see HSE website. OC Projects Ltd operates as Principal Contractor.
For projects lasting longer than 30 working days or involve over 20 workers at a time, or if exceeds 500 individual worker days, HSE must be advised with details of the project in writing. This is an F10 notification.
If you would like to discuss your building refurbishment or fitout project in more detail involving CDM Regulations and CDM Project Management contact one of our professional team today!