Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
These regulations are about managing Health and Safety in Construction
With the exception of Domestic Clients the Health and Safety Executive [HSE] must be notified on Form F10 of any project where construction work is expected to:
- Last more than 30 working days;
- Involves more than 500 person days, eg. 50 people working for more than 10 days.
If there is any doubt contact should be made with your local HSE office.
Advice can be offered on all aspects of the above regulations.
Any action taken by CDM Co-ordinators and Principal Contractors [i.e. Main Contractors] should be proportionate to the risk. It is vital therefore that those carrying out the work understand the risks involved.
If the risks are low and the precautions are well understood, then a written plan is unlikely to be required.
In other simple cases, a brief summary may be required setting out who is responsible for what and in what order.
Where the risks are higher i.e. involve:
- Demolition work
- Structural alterations
- Working at heights
- Heavy and complex lifting operations
- Others work as assessed prior to commencement,
a construction phase plan will be required.
It should be noted that when carrying out demolition work, Regulation 29 requires those in charge of the work to produce a written plan showing how danger will be prevented.