The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force 6th April 2015.
The main changes are summarised as follows:
A new Principal Designer (PD) role replaces the existing CDM Coordinator role
The removal of the Domestic Client Exemption
The requirement to notify HSE about projects expected to last more than 30 days, or involve more than 500 person days of labour, will be replaced by a requirement to notify HSE of projects involving "more than 30 working days and more than 20 workers simultaneously". However this will not be the trigger for the appointment of a PC (Project Coordinator) or PD which HAS been the case to date. Instead, a project with more than one Contractor will initiate the allocation of a PC or PD.
HSE will allow for a cross-over period of six months for projects under construction, when the revised Regulations come into effect.
HSE is planning a partial reversal of its plan to abandon the Approved Code of Practice when it implements the CDM Regs 2015, and now intends to publish a slimline version to accompany the new regs at a later date.