Construction Design And Management Regulations (Cdm2007) Presentation

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CDM2007 - The Construction Design and Manangement regulations here is a brief overview on this piece of legsilation for Clients having construction work done.

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Construction Design And Management Regulations (Cdm2007) Presentation

  1. 1. Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 A Brief Overview By David Cant Veritas Consulting: Health and Safety Consultants www.veritas-consulting.co.uk
  2. 2. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Why the CDM Regs are needed
  3. 3. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Why the CDM Regs are needed
  4. 4. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference The Challenge • To change attitudes • To change behaviours • Achieve sensible risk management
  5. 5. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference The Problem Fatal Accidents: • Average of 70 workers killed each year Injuries Reported: • Around 4,500 major • Around 8,250 >3 day 1000s of accidents not reported
  6. 6. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference The Problem Occupational ill health: • 65,000 musculo- skeletal • 15,000 respiratory • 6,000 skin • 5,000 hearing loss • 1000’s of ill health problems not reported
  7. 7. Revised CDM Regulations Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 • Revision brings together CDM 1994 and Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 Key Aims • Focus on effective planning and management of risk • Improve cooperation and coordination • Simplify competence assessment • Reduce bureaucracy
  8. 8. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference What are the main changes? • Combined CHSW and CDM Regulations apply to all construction work • New trigger for appointments and preparation of the plan – Notification (F10) • Client’s duty on management arrangements • No more “Client’s Agent” • A new dutyholder- the Co- ordinator • Clarity in relation to competence assessment
  9. 9. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Cutting back on paper • Does it reduce risk on site? Should be the main criteria for all actions. • CDM 2007 requires 3 documents (if project is notifiable) – A Notification (F10 form) – A Construction phase health and safety plan – The Health and Safety File
  10. 10. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Expectation on Clients • They should make sure things are done not necessarily do them themselves • Coordinator is their key H&S adviser for the project • Must provide enough time and resource to allow the project to be delivered safely
  11. 11. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Clients’ Duties • Engage competent and adequately resourced team members • Provide relevant information to team • Ensure arrangements for managing the project are suitable • Ensure welfare is in place from the start • Ensure work does not start until the PC has a construction phase plan • Ensure the H & S File is prepared
  12. 12. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Co-ordinators More than just a change of name: • Key client adviser on competence, provision of information, adequacy of construction phase plan • Ensures proper co- ordination of the design process • Ensures the right information to the right people at the right time • Draws up the H&S File
  13. 13. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Who can be a Co-ordinator • Anyone - so long as they fulfil competence given in ACOP • An appointment has to be made early – but by who? • The duties can be carried out by a – Designer – Contractor – PC – or full time Coordinator • On small jobs a combined role of designer and Coordinator may have advantages
  14. 14. CDM 2007 – Making a Difference Who are Designers? • People who prepare a design for construction work, including: – Drawings – Schedule of work – Design details, analysis, calculations – Specifications & bills of quantities – Design & Build contractors – Statutory bodies that require features that are not statutory requirements
  15. 15. CDM 2007 – Making a Difference Designers Designers have to: • Ensure clients are aware of their duties • Make sure they (designer) are competent • Only do initial design work until co-ordinator appointed (notifiable projects) • Eliminate hazards, reduce residual risks • Provide information
  16. 16. CDM 2007 – Making a Difference Designers Consider buildability, operability, maintainability throughout the design process Design review should include hazard elimination & risk reduction Simple design measure to reduce risk
  17. 17. CDM 2007 – Making a Difference Designers
  18. 18. CDM 2007 – Principal Contractor Notifiable Projects • Prepare a suitably developed Construction Phase Plan • HSE notified before starting work • Liaise with contractors in developing plan • Arrange – site inductions – any further information and training needed for the work • Consult the workers • Prevent unauthorised access • Prepare the Health and Safety file • Part 4 of CDM 2007 contains the duties to control specific worksite health and safety risks
  19. 19. CDM 2007 – Contractors Notifiable Projects • No Contractor shall carry out work unless: - Provided with names of CDM Co-ordinator and PC - HSE notified before starting work - Given access to relevant parts of H & S Plan • Every Contractor shall: - Provide information to PC that may affect H & S of persons on site; affect the H & S Plan; be included in H & S File - Comply with directions from PC - Promptly provide information to PC of any reportable accidents & dangerous occurrences
  20. 20. CDM 2007 – Good Management Site Safety
  21. 21. CDM 2007 – Good Management Site Safety
  22. 22. CDM 2007 – Good Management Site Safety ~7m
  23. 23. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Competence - Individuals • Stage 1: Membership of relevant institution etc. Relevant academic qualifications. NVQ or trade qualifications & training. • Stage 2: Past experience and type of work undertaken.
  24. 24. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Competence - Organisations: • Stage 1: An assessment of the company’s organisation and arrangements for health and safety to determine whether these are sufficient to enable them to carry out the work safely and without risks to health • Stage 2: An assessment of the company’s experience and track record to establish that it is capable of doing the work; it recognises its limitations and how these will be overcome and it appreciates the risks from doing the work and how these will be tackled
  25. 25. CDM 2007 – Making a Difference Guidance • CDM 2007 Approved Code of Practice • Industry Guidance freely available to download from www.cskills.org/ for each CDM duty holder • CDM Information on our construction pages at www.hse.gov.uk/construc tion
  26. 26. CDM 2007 – Making a Difference Guidance
  27. 27. CDM 2007 – Making A Difference Contact Details: Veritas Consulting: Health and Safety Consultants 42 Haslucks Croft Shirley Solihull B90 2EQ Telephone: 0121 249 1281 Email: mailbox@veritas-consulting.co.uk www.veritas-consulting.co.uk

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