CDM Regulations for RSLs

CDM Regulations for RSLs

We have been building large structures for thousands of years. For most of history construction was done with scant regard for Health & Safety. The result is an industry with very high accident rates and buildings which are often difficult to service. The original CDM Regulations of 1994 were an attempt to bring together clients, designers and constructors to highlight hazards and reduce risks at the design stage. Although very worthy in ambition, the result was a system which introduced extra personnel into the project team and was generally thought to be overly bureaucratic. 


The 2015 Regulations are an attempt to embed the principles of CDM into projects, particularly smaller projects, by a more simple and linear structure whilst reducing bureaucracy. The CDM Coordinator has been removed and responsibility of managing the health and safety of a construction project is clearly placed on the three main duty holders viz. Client/Landlord, the Principal Designer and the Principal Contractor.  


ACS are ready to guide RSLs through the new Regulations, their requirements and how they  affect them in  planning construction, refurbishment or demolition projects.