The new CDM 2015 Regulations, which are due to come into force on 6 April 2015 include a number of changes. Key changes include:

  • Principal Designer – This role will replace the CDM Coordinator role. The responsibility for coordination of the pre-construction phase will rest with an existing member of the design team
  • Client – As the head of the supply chain, the client is seen as being best placed to set standards throughout the project
  • Competence – This will be split into skills, knowledge, training and experience and is intended to provide clarity to help the industry assess the capabilities of construction project teams to deliver a healthy project.

If the CDM 2015 Regulations do come into force on 6 April 2015, as expected, transitional arrangements will remain in place from that date until 6 October 2015.

A copy of the draft CDM 2015 Regulations and the draft guidance for it can be accessed here.