The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (commonly referred to as the CDM Regs) provide a Health and Safety framework for the whole construction process, from concept to completion.
CDM influences and governs how a construction project is to be designed, constructed, maintained and ultimately demolished.
Legal duties are placed upon everyone involved in a construction project including the Client, Principal Designer, Designers, Principal Contractor and Contractors.
CDM applies to all building, civil engineering and engineering construction work. This includes new-build, alteration, maintenance, renovation, demolition, site clearance and site investigation.
Work involving more than one contractor require the appointment of a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.
A commercial client is deemed to be the Principal Designer and/or the Principal Contractor for any period during the Pre-construction/Construction Phase where these appointments have not been fulfilled..
WDP has developed an expertise in the fields of CDM and Health & Safety, with our consultants working on projects as diverse as multi function high-rise buildings, coach station redevelopments, building conversions & extensions and zoo exhibits.
Our consultants have undertaken leading roles on many projects, for both commercial and domestic clients throughout the UK.
We have a wealth of engineers experienced in many different disciplines including, Structural, Civil and Infrastructure.
This gives us a unique position within the construction industry, as our breadth of knowledge and experience ensures both the technical and safety aspects of the design are taken into account.