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If you are a commercial client with a construction or refurbishment project, you may need the services of a CDM
Co-ordinator. The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 (CDM2007) apply to most building works carried out in the UK.
The CDM Regulations are aimed at improving the overall management and co-ordination of health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of a construction project to reduce the large number of serious and fatal accidents and cases of ill health which happen every year in the construction industry. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says that the regulations emphasise planning and management to secure a safe project, rather than paperwork.
As a Client commissioning building work, if your project is going to take longer than 30 days or 500 person days then you will need to appoint a CDM Co-ordinator (CDM-C). Your CDM-C will liaise with your design team and contractor to ensure the mandatory requirements of CDM2007 are met. This includes notifying the HSE, producing a Pre Contract Information Pack before tender stage and the final Health and Safety File for the project on completion.
Assistance can also be provided to Clients who need help to complete their duties of assessing the competence of their proposed Principal Contractor and/or design team. At most, only the initial design work for the job should have been completed before the CDM-C is appointed.
Furnells Chartered Building Surveyors are qualified to carry out the CDM-C role and are on the CDM Co-ordinators Register of the Association for Project Safety.
For further details of the requirements of CDM2007, please download the sample document produced by the Association for Project Safety, CDM2007: What Client’s need to do.
If you require additional advice or a quotation please call us on 01260 291089 or alternatively please complete the online enquiry form on the left.