The CDM Regulations 2015 are in force from 6 April 2015.
This knowledge hub will keep you updated on what you need to know as an architect, including key information on the new principal designer role.
Key changes in the new CDM Regulations 2015:
- The role of CDM co-ordinator in the previous CDM Regulations 2007 has been removed and a new role of principal designer introduced.
- Responsibility for the management and co-ordination of health and safety issues is placed at the heart of the design team, and the architect or lead designer would appear to be the natural choice for the role of principal designer on most building projects.
- The Regulations apply to all clients, including domestic clients.
The RIBA has included exclusive guidance on these changes such as an overview of the new regulations and information on the principal designer.
RIBA Health and Safety Plan of Work book.
The HSE have produced a legal series guidance (L153) on the legal requirements.
Guidance for the six duty holders under CDM 2015 (clients, contractors, designers, principal contractors, and principal designers) has been produced by industry volunteers appointed via the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) and published by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).