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.
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