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INTRODUCTION TO THE CDM REGULATIONS  

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007 were instituted following widespread concern at the large number of serious and fatal accidents and cases of ill health that occur every year in the construction industry. The Regulations are aimed at improving the overall management and co-ordination of health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of a construction project.

The CDM Regulations have placed duties on all those who can contribute to the health and safety of construction projects. In particular, duties are placed upon clients, designers and contractors and a new duty holder - the CDM Co-ordinator. They have also introduced new documents - the Construction Phase Plan and the Health and Safety File.

In general the CDM Co-ordinator oversees and co-ordinates all aspects of Health and Safety before, during and after construction work.

     
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