project management – your guide to CDM – implications for you

The Construction (Design and Management) [CDM] Regulations 2015 place legal and specific duties on the Client.

  • If you, as the Client, do not appoint a CDM Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor you will be legally liable for their duties
  • Potentially dangerous or fatal accidents may happen while your construction work is carried out if you do not ensure that the CDM 2015 Regulations are followed
  • Serious breaches of health and safety legislation on your construction project could result in construction work having to be stopped by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local authority and additional work may be needed to rectify matters
  • Legal prosecution by the HSE may result if you do not work in accordance with the regulations
  • The HSE is now self-funding and charge Fees For Intervention (FFI) and may recover its costs from you by charging a fee for the time and effort it spends on helping you to put a matter right, investigating and taking enforcement action

Cooperation of all off and onsite disciplines involved in the project is vital if you as the Client are to achieve your project goal…

FEG also offers CDM Consultancy to assist Clients in understanding and applying the CDM Regulations.

FEG offers Principal Designers and Principal Contractors support to perform their expanded duties under the latest CDM Regulations.

Where required, FEG can take on the duty role as the Principal Designer and/or the Principal Contractor on behalf of a Client.