This article contains a collection downloads comparing CDM 2007 and CDM 2015 prepared by Dr Mike Webster, along with published discussions on key issues relating to the CDM 2015 Regulations. It will provide insight into and training on the use of these regulations.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the primary regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of all construction projects in Great Britain. CDM 2007 has been replaced, and CDM 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015.
Principal Designer Duties
Since CDM 2015 came into force, the Principal Designer duties have generated a lot of discussion and questions as organisations try to work out how to fulfill the role.
A range of organisations (including HSE and solicitors) has published discussions on key issues relating to the Principal Designer duties. For ease of reference, I have collated these sources and provided links to them in this post.
Frequently Asked Questions
Since CDM 2015 came into force, a range of organisations (including HSE, solicitors and professional institutions) has published discussions on key issues and answers to frequently asked questions. For ease of reference, I have collated these sources and provided links to them in this post.
Summary of the Changes
A brief summary of eight key changes to the CDM 2015 Regulations from CDM 2007 and what those changes mean in practice is provided in this post.
Detailed clause-by-clause comparisons of CDM 2015 and CDM 2007
Detailed clause-by-clause comparisons of the changes between the CDM 2015 Regulations and CDM 2007 are available on the MPW R&R web site for:
What designers can do to minimise the risks of deterioration
This article discusses the impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures. This is illustrated by examples where deterioration has led concrete structures to collapse. The article suggests steps that designers can take to minimise the risks of deterioration to safety and discharge their duties under the CDM 2015 Regulations.
About the author:
Dr Mike Webster is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience including ten years’ at director level. He founded MPW R&R to provide Consulting, Forensic and Expert Witness services for Construction and Structural Safety, CDM and risk.
Mike led a review of CDM 1994 and the independent evaluation of CDM 2007 for the Health and Safety Executive. He reviewed the use of CDM 2007 in the construction of London 2012, and has acted as an expert witness in criminal prosecutions regarding breaches of the CDM Regulations (CDM 1994, CDM 2007 and CDM 2015). He is the author of around 20 published reports and papers on construction health and safety and the CDM Regulations.
Mike can provide advice or training on CDM 2015, or work with you in your organisation to implement changes. If there has been an incident on site that is heading to dispute or litigation, he would be willing to act as an expert witness.
For more information drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on +44 (0) 7969 957471.