Last edited 15 Apr 2015

CDM 2007 workers

For information about the role of workers under the 2015 CDM regulations see CDM 2015 workers.

The text below relates to the superseded 2007 CDM regulations and is provided as a historical reference.

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[edit] Introduction

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations) are intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered during a project’s development so that the risk of harm to those who have to build, use and maintain structures is reduced.

The regulations apply from concept design onward and impose duties on:

The CDM Regulations describe a construction site as …any place where construction work is being carried out or to which the workers have access, but does not include a workplace within it which is set aside for purposes other than construction work.

It is not entirely clear from the regulations that there are specific duties imposed on workers, other than those imposed on ‘every person’ or ‘every duty holder’ however, they do impose duties on employers, contractors and principal contractors in relation to workers that by implication require worker engagement.

(The requirements below are only those that relate to workers, for other requirements, refer to specific articles about those duty holders)

[edit] Every person

  • Every person concerned in a project who is working under the control of another person shall report to that person anything which he is aware is likely to endanger the health or safety of himself or others.
  • Every person at work on a construction site shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be instructed in the correct use of any fire-fighting equipment which it may be necessary for him to use.

[edit] Every duty holder

[edit] Contractor

Shall provide suitable information and training, including:

They should also provide their own employees with health and safety training.

[edit] Principal contractor

[edit] Other measures

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