CDM 2015 Service


All people involved in a project must be competent and able to demonstrate competence


All construction work must be co-ordinated in a professional and effective manner


Good communication must exist between all parties involved in the project


Effective management control throughout the length of the whole project

What is CDM 2015?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) are a set of best practice guidelines enforcing health and safety duties on all stages of UK construction projects, including design, maintenance and construction of buildings.

When do the CDM Regulations apply?

The CDM Regulations apply to any construction project and must be notified to the HSE if it:

  • Lasts more than 30 working days and involves more than 20 workers at any one time; or
  • Requires more than 500 individual worker days.

They cover anything from groundworks and temporary structures, to restoration and excavations – and everything else in between.

If are a duty holder then

have certain responsibilities under the Regulations

Who we are and what we do

We are active members of the Association of Project Safety (APS) and have a vast amount of practical experience in applying and adhering to the requirements of the Regulations.

Our consultants are listed on the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSCHR) are members of IOSH (CMIOSH) and are all highly experienced, qualified and knowledgeable in their respective fields.

We provide a range of services assisting duty holders to comply with the Regulations.

What can we offer you?

A Step-By-Step Roadmap To Success

With over 30 years experience in the construction health & safety industry we can offer a tailored solution to all of your CDM requirements.

Client CDM Adviser Service

We offer Clients a vital support service in the crucial role they must play to ensure their construction projects fully adhere to the CDM Regulations.

Principal Designer & PD Support Service

We can undertake the duties of the Principal Designer or offer support if you are are required to carry out the role yourself but feel you need some help and support.

Contractor / Principal Contractor Support Service

We offer a full range of support services for contractors covering H&S policies, Construction Phase Plans, Risk Assessments, Inspections and Safe Systems of Work.


We offer a full range of events to ensure you and your staff have the skills and knowledge required to undertake your duties safely.

A selection of our most recent projects

City Point, Coventry

Description New build construction of 14 storey student accommodation comprising 385 beds with associated landscaping, highways, engineering and other related works. The scheme also comprised

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The Copper Building, Lakeshore

Description The works comprise the construction of 136 residential apartments above an existing concrete framed three storey ‘open sided’ car park. Project Completion:   November

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River Street, Manchester

Description The works comprise the construction of 136 residential apartments above an existing concrete framed three storey ‘open sided’ car park. Project Completion:   November

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Downing, Leeds Phase 3

New build student accommodation (474 beds in total) with ancillary facilities at ground (GF) and lower ground (LG) level. Building 1 will be 15 stories

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Urban Splash, Lakeshore

Refurbishment of an existing building to create 136 residential apartments and commercial use   10 million   Urban Splash   Principal Designer  

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A construction project is notifiable if the construction work is expected to:

  • last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point on the project or
  • exceed 500 person days

Every day on which construction work is likely to be carried out should be counted, even if the work on that day is of a short duration. This includes holidays and weekends.

The client has the duty to notify a construction project. In practice however, the client may ask someone else to notify on their behalf.

No. The definition of construction work has not changed under CDM 2015. The application to maintenance work remains the same as it was under CDM 2007.

Yes. Whether you are an individual or an organisation (client, designer, principal designer, contractor or principal contractor), you can carry out the role of more than one duty holder.  You must have the skills, knowledge, experience and (if an organisation) the organisational capability to carry out all of the functions and responsibilities of each role in a way that secures health and safety.

No, not necessarily. To work as a PD, you must be a designer:

  • You might be an architect, consulting engineer, quantity surveyor or anyone who specifies and alters designs as part of their work
  • You might also be a contractor/builder, commercial client, tradesperson or anyone who carries out design work, or arranges for or instructs people under your control to do so

You must have the right mix of skills, knowledge, experience and (if an organisation) organisational capability to allow you to carry out all of the functions and responsibilities of a PD for the project in hand, and be in control of the pre-construction phase.

Yes. You can choose to take on the PD role yourself. If you do you must have the skills, knowledge, experience and (if an organisation) organisational capability, to carry out all the functions and responsibilities of the PD.

The client has the duty to appoint the PD. If you are no longer involved with the project, the client must appoint another PD. You will still be responsible for the design decisions you made in preparing the original plans. The new PD must then take responsibility for any design decisions made following their appointment.

If the client fails to appoint the PD, then the client assumes the role.

Yes. CDM 2015 applies to all construction work including domestic projects.
You will have different responsibilities depending on whether you are (for example):

Yes. If you are the only contractor or the principal contractor (PC), you must draw up a CPP PDF.  However, it should be proportionate to the size and scale of the job.

A simple plan before the work starts is usually enough to show that you have thought about health and safety.

If you are a contractor working for a PC, it is the PC who must draw up the CPP.

To help you draw up a CPP for small-scale projects, go to the template CPP PDF, or the CDM Wizard link to external website, a free-to-download smartphone app produced by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

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