Last edited 08 May 2024

CDM 2015 worker duties

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (the ‘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. They were introduced in 1994 and revised in 2007. A further revision came into force on 6 April 2015.

The 2015 CDM regulations include duties for:

Workers are defined in the 2015 CDM Regulations as ‘…the people who work for or under the control of contractors on a construction site’.

A project is ‘notifiable’ to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) if the construction work is scheduled to:

When a contractor employs or appoints an individual to work on a construction site, they must make enquiries to ensure that that the individual:

Workers must be:

The duties of workers include:

  • Taking care of their own health and safety and others who may be affected by their actions.
  • Cooperating with any other person working on, or in relation to, a project at the same or an adjoining construction site.
  • Report anything they are aware of in relation to the project which is likely to endanger their own health or safety or that of others.

In addition, there are detailed requirements for works involving specific risks:

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