This is the designer’s essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key changes and new duty holders, including the Principal Designer, as well as full colour diagrams and annotated plans which demonstrate how to apply the principles in the real world. As the regulations come into force it aims to reassure those fearing a change in their obligations by outlining easy to use practical tools which will integrate the philosophy of the new regulations – of proportionate response, creative solutions and collaborative working – into day-to-day practice. It’s designed as a concise and handy quick reference guide, easy to carry around on site or use at your desk, translating what can be dry and often impenetrable legislation into a set of simple, intuitive, design friendly and safe messages.
"COM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers is designed as a concise and handy quick reference guide, easy to carry around on site or use at your desk, translating what can be dry and often impenetrable legislation into a set of simple, intuitive, design-friendly and safe messages."
Cameron Miller, Purcell;s Principal Designer, Building Engineer, December 2017
1. A practical and creative approach to the integration of CDM 2015 into architectural design 2. CDM 2007 and 2015; the key duties and changes. 3. The moral, ethical and cultural rationale for the CDM Regulations 4. Healthy Design & Creative Safety: intuitive methods of learning about CDM 5. A Historical Context of CDM 6. The reasoning, intentions and principles behind the EU Directive and CDM 2015 7. Safety Differently: a need for different ways of looking at Safety 8. Clarification of Trade and specialist contractor expertise 9. CDM Visually - Identification of construction danger on drawings. 10. Zero HARM: Hazard Awareness & Risk Management 11. Proportionality 12. Collaborative working 13. Positive behaviours and cultures 14. Simple, proportionate and practicable tools and processes for Designers 15. CDM Analysis and Options assessment 16. Further guidance on complex issues (when and where to get help) 17. Case Studies: the feedback loop 18. Definitions and Acronyms