Construction Design & Management Plans
The CDM Regulations are intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered during a project’s development so that the risk of harm to those who have to build, use and maintain structures is reduced.
A construction project, usually referred to simply as a ‘project’, is the organised process of constructing, renovating, refurbishing, etc a building, structure or infrastructure. There are no small project exemptions and domestic clients are now within the scope of the regulations.
The term project development means that from conception, consideration must be given to adequately controlling hazards, which may arise at any time during the project, right through to the use of the development and the facilities management thereafter.
The project process typically starts with an all embracing requirement, which is developed through the creation of a brief, feasibility studies, option studies, design, financing and construction, and therefore health and safety must be considered throughout every stage.
The regulations place duties on all persons who can contribute to a project and are prescribed as
Clients, which includes domestic clients
Assessing the competency of duty holders is now based on the skills, knowledge, and experience of individuals and where organisations are involved, their organisational capability; this means the policies and systems implemented to set health and safety standards and the resources and people to ensure that the standards are delivered.
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