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CDM 2015 Regulation 9 requires Designers to eliminate, reduce or control the risks through design. Where it is not possible to eliminate risks, they should provide information on the significant residual risks that could not be designed out. As part of this, permanent works designers are expected to understand how the structure can be constructed and the requirement for temporary works.
Permanent works designers may not be aware of the range of guidance available to help them consider temporary works in their designs. To address that, this article by Mike Webster provides an overview of the issues and signposts the guidance available to civil and structural engineers on contemporary industry practice. Much of this has been prepared by the Temporary Works forum and its members, and is free to download.
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