CDM2015 - Will you be ready? Part one (VIDEO)

In the first of a three part series on the CDM2015 changes, Gerald Black (Technical Lead) and John Kinge (Technical Adviser) look at the general changes and domestic clients.

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CDM 2015 Regulations: General Changes and Domestic Clients – Will you be ready?

Gerald Black: The new Construction Design and Management Regulations, CDM 2015 are due to be in acted on April the 6th.

John Kinge: It’s going to replace the CDM 2007 Regulations and are being brought in to predominately implement an European directive.

Gerald King: The big problem? It brings domestic clients on board.

John Kinge: The main changes we’ll see as an industry are changes in roles, reduction in bureaucracy, is an aim. Changes in how the regulations are going to look and appear. CDM2015 is going to be different.  Regulations are obviously going to be produced but the guidance and support is going be driven by industry not by the government as they believe that this is a better way of achieving adoption of the regulation.


John Kinge: The threshold for notification is changing. For many years now it’s been known as your thirty days continuous working or five hundred person days on site. HSE are changing that they’re keeping the thirty days but their bringing in a lower ruling of twenty persons on site at any one time.

Gerald Black: But that’s very difficult for a client who now has to send the form in to understand and decide on. They have to discuss more with the contractor how he’s going to resource the job, so it’s putting more duties onto the client

John Kinge: So if these thresholds are broken formal notification needs to go to the HSE that a construction project is ongoing.


John Kinge: The other areas. Domestic clients, so if me or you are looking to undertake some work in our property we have responsibilities under these new regulations.

Gerald Black: So the HSE have said for a domestic job all those duties will transfer directly to the Principal Contractor so by default really as a domestic client you stay where you are. It transfers to the Principal Contractor

John Kinge: It’s really important that people are made aware that they have these responsibilities because they made decide to take them on themselves.

Gerald Black:  So how do we address those and I guess it’s training it’s publishing things on websites, it’s running training courses it’s getting out there and providing a service. Which people like myself can offer and many companies can offer. Santia consulting have developed their courses ready for running after April the 6th.   


Post date: 23 Mar 2015

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