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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are a set of regulations aimed at improving health and safety in the construction industry in Great Britain. The regulations apply to all construction projects, regardless of the size or duration of the work, and are intended to ensure that risks to workers and others are identified, managed and reduced throughout the project. The regulations place specific duties on clients, designers, principal contractors and contractors to ensure that risks are properly managed at every stage of a construction project, from planning and design to construction and maintenance. The regulations also require the appointment of a principal designer and principal contractor for larger projects, and the provision of information and training to workers on the risks associated with their work.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 require evidence to be provided at different stages of a construction project to demonstrate compliance with the regulations. The evidence requirements vary depending on the role of the duty holder and the stage of the project, but may include:
1. Pre-construction information: Clients must provide relevant information about the project, including any hazards or risks, to the designers and contractors appointed to the project.
2. Design and planning: Designers must ensure that their designs eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks, and provide information about any remaining risks to the principal contractor. The principal contractor must develop a construction phase plan that sets out how risks will be managed during construction.
3. Construction phase: The principal contractor must provide evidence of the construction phase plan, including risk assessments and method statements, to workers and others involved in the project. They must also ensure that workers are competent, appropriately trained and provided with appropriate welfare facilities.
4. Handover and completion: The principal designer must prepare a health and safety file containing relevant information about the project, including any hazards or risks that remain after completion. This file must be provided to the client and kept available for anyone who needs it.
The regulations require duty holders to keep records of the evidence provided throughout the project, and to make this information available to others as required.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations) apply to all construction projects in Great Britain, regardless of the size or duration of the project. There are no specific exemptions to the CDM Regulations, although there are certain circumstances where the Regulations may not apply, such as for domestic projects carried out by householders, or for construction work on a ship or offshore installation. However, even in these cases, the general duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 still apply, meaning that those involved in the project must ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of everyone affected by the work.
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