Almost everyone involved in a construction project has a legal obligation under the CDM regulations and is what is known as a duty holder. We expect all our contractors and consultants to know about and fulfil their legal obligations under CDM. Estates Services and all University departments who act as clients are also required to comply with the regulations – more information below.
The regulations cover all aspects of construction and maintenance work: preparation for a structure, including site clearance and groundworks, the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, upkeep, redecoration or other maintenance, installation of services, and demolition and dismantling of a structure.
The regulations aim to improve the health and safety of people working in the construction industry by ensuring that:
Virtually everyone involved in a construction project has legal duties under CDM 2015. For further information, please view the CDM Regulations 2015.
The University – Estates Services and other departments who commission work – has a duty as a ‘commercial client’. We have to make sure projects are managed to ensure the health and safety of everyone who may be affected by the work.
You can find out more about the duties of commercial clients, principal contractors and principal designers on the HSE website as well as further detailed guidance about the regulations – see the link on the right hand side of the page.
Click the below link to view the CDM regulations
VIEW CDM REGS HERE
Emilia McDonald, Head of Conservation & Buildings
Amy Pritchard, Team Administrator
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