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Guidance Notes On CDM 2015 For Small Builders

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The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations are relevant to SME Builders..

These Guidance Notes for SME Builders on CDM 2015 explain briefly how the Regulations affect both the client and the builder (the "Principal Contractor") on every project. The CDM Regulations 2015 are wide ranging  - they even apply to works to domestic properties for private clients. 

Significant effects include:

• For commercial projects, the client is responsible for all site activities.

• All projects require a Principal Designer to ensure that health and safety is organised pre-start.

• Every project must have an appointed Principal Contractor to manage all site works.

These Guidance Notes for CDM 2015 show how the regulations are aimed at the smaller building contractor in particular, and help to show what they need to do in order to be compliant.

We have written these guidance notes especially for smaller builders. It is acknowledged that smaller builders statistically have more accidents, so the HSE inspectors pay more attention to this sector.

These guidance notes have been written to give smaller builders useful information on compliance, with particular regard to those issues that the HSE inspectors have announced they will always look for.

These issues will include:

• Work at heights

• Site welfare

• General site tidiness

• Any asbestos hazards

• General dust or fumes management

The inspectors look for all sorts of hazards, but will always look for these. These guidance notes give smaller contractors a reminder of how they should be running their sites to remain legally compliant.

Once you have subscribed to the Health & Safety Document folder click on the “Download Document” button below. You will be asked what you want to do with the file. It is recommended that you save the document to a location of your choice prior to viewing.

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