Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

1. Introduction

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) replaced the 2007 Regulations from 6 April 2015, introducing some significant changes. They focus attention on avoiding harm to any person during the construction phase and on ensuring the delivery of a building that is safe to use and maintain. They aim to achieve this by ensuring that:

(a)           risks are managed or adequately controlled

(b)           the right people or organisations are appointed at the right time

(c)           everyone has the information, instruction and training needed to carry out their jobs safely

(d)          the various parties involved cooperate , communicate and coordinate their work

(e)           workers are consulted and involved in developing effective health and safety measures.

The Regulations have introduced the new role of Principal Designer and abolished the role of CDM Coordinator. They apply to every construction project, although the notification requirements to the HSE have changed: this is now required only where a construction project requires more than 30 working days with 20 workers on site or exceeds 500 person days.

This Policy Statement summarises the duties of various parties under the Regulations and outlines how the University will comply with the legislation. Note that Estates Standing Orders govern the procedures and permissions under which departments may procure construction work. For all practical purposes Estates Services should be the primary point of contact for departments wishing to carry out construction work. Further guidance and documentation may be found on their website, as indicated in section 15 of this policy

2. Application

3. Duty holders under the Regulations

4. The Client's duties

5. The Principal Designer's duties

6. The Designer's duties

7. The Principal Contractor's duties

8. The Contractor's duties

9. Workers' duties

10. Worker involvement

11. Provision of information

12. Health and safety file

13. Project safety review

14. Transitional arrangements

15. Further information and guidance

 

THIS STATEMENT FORMS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY’S SAFETY POLICY AND UNIVERSITY POLICY NOTE S7/08 IS SUPERSEDED.  PLEASE AMEND THE INDEX.

A Kendall

September 2015