Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM From this date, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) which provides. CDM Regulations Explained. Next > ยท ACOP Appendix 4. Authors: Raymond Joyce, Key: Open access. The new simplified CDM Regulations will revise and bring together the regulatory changes, the HSE had originally stated that the ACoP.

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The ACoP came into force in April These changes are significant and should be read in conjunction with the HSE document. It states that following the advice given complies with CDM regulations.

If the construction work involves some of the above, the overlap between the construction and non construction work should be addressed in the management arrangements and the construction phase plan. The pre-construction information covers contents, timing and format.

The principal contractor must also comply with the contractor’s duties below. ACoP came into force in April It states in the introduction that the key reggulations of CDM is to integrate health and safety into the management of the project and to encourage everyone involved to work together to:. Often, clients have little knowledge of managing a construction project. Construction phase plans CPP or CPHP must contain health and safety management systems and arrangements, and risk assessments and method statements for initial work activities.

When carrying out demolition, regulation 29 requires those in control of the work to produce a written plan showing how danger will be prevented. Zcop information PCI provides ddm for planning and for the construction phase plan.

The pre-construction information may include indexed drawings, reports, surveys, etc.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations – Wikipedia

The carrying out of any building, civil engineering or engineering construction work and includes:. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Wikipedia articles needing clarification from March Primary roles and duties are to provide the client with an advisor on construction health and safety risk management matters and to ensure compliance with CDM Mandatory documents for a CDM project, include project notification, pre-construction information, construction phase plan and health and safety plan.


The health and safety file contains information needed to allow safe construction. The importance of this phase is in the inspection of expected performance standards to ensure compliance. This page was last edited on 23 Marchat Although there is no legal requirement for a formal appointment of a Principal Contractor or CDM coordinator or a construction phase plan for non-notifiable projects, regulation does require cooperation and coordination between all members of the project team.

The client takes charge of the file upon project completion. This edition is a complete re-write from the original and revised ACoP’s that were written for the CDM regulations Public review generated responses, among the highest of any consultation undertaken by HSE. The client must establish the need for this, with assistance from designers.

The ‘pre-construction information’ is information regarding the project, site and other relevant issues required by designers and contractors. The CDM coordinator needs the client’s support and input to work effectively. A CDM coordinator is required only on notifiable projects. Retrieved from ” https: Non-notifiable projects are those that are likely to take less than 30 days of construction time.

On non-notifiable projects involving demolition or high risk levels, a written plan, approximating the construction phase plan is recommended. CDM applied to all construction and covers construction activities such as building, civil engineering, engineering construction work, demolition, site preparation and site clearance.

CDM Approved Code of Practice (ACoP)

Existing Health and Safety files must be modified files for structures undergoing modifications. Views Read Edit View history.

The principal contractor degulations prime responsibility for safety and health during the construction phase only on notifiable projects. Additional notifications are not required should designers and contractors change.


The client remains responsible for ensuring client duties are met. They were superseded by the Construction Design and Management Regulations As such they play a key role in the promotion of a systematic approach to health and safety management in construction.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

This notification may be performed using the HSE Form 10 rev or by other means, including electronic, providing it contains the information specified by Schedule 1 of CDM, which consists of:.

The notes you are reading have been updated to accommodate the HSE’s changes to both format and content. A health and safety file HSF is required only on notifiable projects. If you are prosecuted for breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the Approved Code, you will need to show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a Court will find you at fault.

Further notifications are required by project changes that affects the notification, such as the subsequent appointment of the principal contractor. Designers can identify and eliminate hazards and reduce hazard risks where elimination is not possible. It states that if you follow the advice given you will be doing enough to comply with the law as far as the CDM regulations are concerned. Additional duties are also placed on the Client, Designers and Contractors.

However, if a health and safety file exists for a structure involved in a non-notifiable project, this file must be updated.

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