CDM Case Studies for Small Builders and Contractors

The Construction Leadership Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing worksteam is launching a new guide entitled CDM Case Studies for Small Builders and Contractors for small construction businesses and tradespeople working in the domestic sector.

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects and applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance. However, research has shown that knowledge, application and understanding of the CDM 2015 Regulations has been shown to vary across the sector, especially amongst smaller businesses.

In response to this, and to help builders and contractors understand their roles and responsibilities, the Supporting Small Employers group, working with the Keeping Pace with Change group of the Construction Industry Advisory Council (CONIAC), has developed a new handy guide, showing how CDM Regulations are applied in practice to three standard small building projects.

The guide is a short interactive PDF, includes useful links to helpful industry resources, explains what CDM Regulations are and why they matter, provides case studies, a helpful one-page flowchart and summary FAQs with plain English translations.

The guide is an amended and abridged version of the ‘CDM 20-20 Vision – Changing the Culture’ guide, which includes a range of examples of CDM applied to a variety of work types. The version published today has been produced by the Supporting Small Employers group of CONIAC and has been written by small businesses, for small businesses.

The CLC is asking and encouraging construction professionals and businesses who operate in, or supply, the domestic sector to share the guide with others who work in the industry. The document may also be a useful reference for homeowners who are commissioning small works.

Click here to download the guide.

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