On 6 April 2015, CDM 2007 was revoked and replaced by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
CDM 2015 is subject to certain transitional arrangements, for construction projects that began before 6 April 2015 and continue beyond that date. It applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
Key changes of the new CDM Regulations 20151. All projects must have:
- workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience
- contractors providing appropriate supervision, instruction and information
- a written construction phase plan
- principal designer and principal contractor must be appointed
- a health and safety file
- last longer than 30 working days and
- have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project
- OR exceeds 500 person days
- Client must notify project to HSE