The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing the 2007 regulations.

The primary purpose of the CDM 2015 is:

  1. to put a greater onus on the clients to think earlier about health and safety matters on construction projects; and
  2. to encourage those with design responsibility to take better ownership of health and safety matters when schemes are first conceived; to inextricably link the CDM 2015 in the design process. This aims to solve the concerns about the CDM 2007 whereby CDM co-ordinators were often perceived as peripheral with limited impact on design decisions, particularly at an early stage of the design process.

The shift from the ideological CDM 2007 to the practical CDM 2015 brings with it a number of key changes:

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