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a) Health and Safety targetsb) Site rulesc) Welfare arrangementsd) Site inductionse) Arrangements for consultation with workforce/briefings etc.f) Fire and emergency arrangements
Don't be caught out by the Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 Regulations.If you are a construction contractor then you will no doubt be familiar with the CDM 2015 regulations and have put in place training for your staff and designated duty holders. However, there are many facilities management building services contractors who can unwittingly become involved in a CDM project. Without knowing it they expose themselves to legal duties of care for which they are not prepared.
Where an activity involves construction processes, requires construction skills & uses construction materials, then it is most likely to fall within the term ‘construction work’
Maintenance or repair of fixed plant which mainly involves mechanical adjustments, replacing parts or lubrication is unlikely to be construction work’
Make sure you are competent to decideSo as you can see there are many grey areas where building services contractors can easily become unwittingly involved in a CDM project. And, where they do they will be exposed to the clear legal duties of care imposed upon them by the CDM 2015 regulations.
CDM training online via Human FocusCHAS are able to offer it’s contractors CDM training as part of it’s collaboration with the online training company Human Focus. Courses are RoSPA approved and are available for duty holders as well as CDM awareness training for all employees.