The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
The CITB have produced a simple short CDM explainer video
Industry has produced free guidance based on sound industry practice and will particularly help small
businesses and organisations deliver building and construction projects in a way that prevents injury and ill health.
There are six guides: one for each of the five duty holders under CDM and an additional one for workers.
⦁ Principal Designer
⦁ Principal Contractor
These guides are hosted on the CITB website and should help you better understand your role, and that of other duty holders. www.citb.co.uk/cdmregs
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced the CDM ‘L-series’ to offer further guidance. It is downloadable free from the HSE website: www.hse.gov.uk/construction