The construction industry is preparing itself for new health and safety practices as a result of the CDM Regulations 2015 which will come into force on 1 April 2015. Developers of big projects will undoubtedly be affected but the Regulations also affect much smaller construction projects too.
Developers will need to be aware that the role of the client is being extended and the CDM Co-Coordinator role is being replaced with that of the “principal designer” so developments in the planning stage now will have to operate under the new Regulations.
Our construction team has written an alert which sets out some of the key changes and points to be aware of particularly in the transitional period.
View the full alert here.