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1st Edition

Principal Designer's Handbook
Guide to the CDM Regulations 2015

ISBN 9780429346521
Published June 29, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
208 Pages

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Book Description

The new CDM regulations came into force on 6th April 2015 changing the face of pre-construction health and safety management on construction projects, large and small. This handbook provides a comprehensive road map to undertaking the new Principal Designer role brings pre-construction health and safety risk management into the hands of architects and other designers. Offering authoritative and straightforward guidance to carrying out these tasks, it also uses case studies and checklists to demonstrate how this can be done quickly and efficiently.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to the new CDM regulations 2015  1. Introduction to this book  2. Principal Changes to CDM  3. What these changes mean for every stakeholder  Part 2: The Principal Designer role  4. Being satisfied that the client is aware of their client duties  5. The duty to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of the project  6. Providing information or instruction as soon as is practicable  7. Preparation and provision of pre-construction information  8. Assisting the client  9. Cooperation  10. Design risk management  11. Ensuring designers comply with their duties  12. Liaison with the principal contractor  13. The Health and Safety File  Part 3: Other CDM management tasks  14. Advising and assisting the client with management arrangements  15. Checking Project Team members’ health and safety capabilities  16. Checking the Construction Phase Plan  17. Construction site H&S audits and monitoring  18. Delivery of the Health and Safety File to the client

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The Association for Project Safety (APS) is the leading membership body for design and construction health and safety risk management. Its aims are to improve and promote the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management. They work to set standards and provide guidance, education and training.