CDM regulations

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. The purpose of CDM is to help duty holders:

  • Plan work so risks are managed from start to finish
  • Have the right people for the right job at the right time
  • Cooperate and coordinate work between duty holders
  • Have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed
  • Communicate information effectively to those who need to know
  • Consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed 

The scope of works covered by the definition of 'Construction' in CDM includes many aspects of landscape works, including site clearance, excavation, drainage and earthworks. In addition, any landscape contractor undertaking work on a construction site where other contractors are present will have responsibilities under CDM.  

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