The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) came into force in 2015, with the key aim to integrate health and safety into the management of a project and to encourage everyone involved to work together.
HSE must be notified of projects where construction work is expected to:
(a) last more than 30 working days and have more than 20 people working simultaneously at any point in the project; or
(b) involve more than 500 person days, for example 50 people working for over 10 days.
In the case of notifiable projects, clients must appoint a competent Principal Designer as soon as practicable after the initial design work. Those clients without construction expertise should rely on the Principal Designer’s advice on how best to meet their duties, but the Principal Designer will need the client’s support and input to be able to carry out their work effectively. The client remains responsible for ensuring that client duties are met.
PWH has extensive experience in all aspects of Health & Safety in construction across a wide range of projects. As a practice we also have principle members who are registered members of the Association for Project Safety (APS).
A summary of the duties for notifiable projects and how they are applied is shown below: