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CDM regulations change in 2015


January 2015

By Dominic O'Brien
Director, Owner

Dominic O'Brien

Office interiors, mezzanine floors, office, warehouse and factory fit outs, office refurbishments, industrial partitioning, shelving and racking systems are all part of Spaceway’s portfolio and are all affected by CDM, or Construction (Design & Management), regulations.

Since 1994, with an update in 2007, these regulations have been implemented to improve health and safety within the construction industry, which includes mezzanine floors, office fit outs and industrial buildings fit outs and refurbishments.

CDM applies when:

  • A project lasts more than 30 days
  • 20 or more workers are employed on site
  • The project lasts more than 500 person days

The main change will be at the design stage, where the contractor will be responsible for the health and safety aspects during the design period. The contractor and designer will have a duty to remain in dialogue throughout the design and construction phases.

This will inevitably mean that a health and safety professional will need to be involved at every stage of the project.

We will provide further updates on our news page as we find out more.