As from April 2015 the CDM 2015 regulations applied to domestic projects placing duties upon the domestic clients. We are now 8 months along the road and it is still causing confusion. You can find out more about your duties under the new CDM 2015 regulations by reading the following document available to download on the CITB web site, at the link below
In essence: The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. CDM 2015 applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
You are a domestic client if you’re having building work carried out which is not connected to running a business, typically on the property where you or a family member lives.
CDM 2015 defines a client as anyone for whom a construction project is carried out.
The regulations apply to both domestic and commercial clients. The guidance document above is for domestic clients. There is also a document on the CITB website for commercial clients.
A client has responsibility to make suitable arrangements for managing a project under CDM 2015.
This includes making sure that: