Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)


Virtually everyone involved in a construction project of any size has legal duties under CDM 2015.

 

In most circumstances, NOOK Design takes full responsibility for each of the duty-holders legal duties, and will always inform the client, if for any reason this is not so.

 

Duty-holders are defined as follows:


Domestic Clients - having construction work carried out for them but not in connection with any business – usually work done on their own home or the home of a family member. CDM 2015 does not require domestic clients to carry out client duties as these normally pass to other duty-holders. (Nook Design)


Designer - An organisation or individual whose work involves preparing or modifying designs, drawings, specifications, bills of quantity or design calculations. The designer’s main duty is to eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during construction work. Designers work under the control of a principal designer on projects with more than one contractor. (NOOK Design)


Principal Designer - A designer appointed by the client to control the pre-construction phase on projects with more than one contractor. The principal designer’s main duty is to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during this phase when most design work is carried out. (NOOK Design)


Principal Contractor - A contractor appointed by the client to manage the construction phase on projects with more than one contractor. The principal contractor’s main duty is to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during this phase when all construction work takes place. (Normally NOOK Design)


Contractor - An individual or business in charge of carrying out construction work. Their main duty is to plan, manage and monitor the work under their control in a way that ensures the health and safety of anyone it might affect. Contractors work under the control of the principal contractor on projects with more than one contractor.

(Normally NOOK Design)


Worker - An individual who actually carries out the work involved in building, altering, maintaining or demolishing buildings or structures. Workers include: plumbers, electricians, painters, decorators, and laborers, as well as supervisors like foremen. Their duties include cooperating with their employer and other duty-holders, reporting anything they see that might endanger the health and safety of themselves or others. Workers must be consulted on matters affecting their health, safety, and welfare.