project management – your guide to CDM – types of projects
Projects are determined not by size but by the duration of the build and the number of onsite working days involved.
Non-notifiable construction projects
These cover projects with site works lasting less than 30 working days or involving less than 500 person days of work.
Notifiable construction projects
These cover projects with site works lasting longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers or involve more than 500 person days of work, including Site Management.
Notifiable maintenance projects
These cover Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) installation, commissioning, maintenance, repair or removal of services fixed within or to a structure. Although routine maintenance is not covered by CDM, changing failed or worn components and parts, even washers or light bulbs, would be considered a CDM maintenance project if it involves 2 people or more.
As the Client, you can have a prominent influence over how the work is carried out. Where potential health and safety risks are low, there is little you are required to do. Where they are higher, you need to do more.
The CDM 2015 Regulations are not about creating unnecessary and unhelpful processes and paperwork. They are about choosing a competent team and helping them to work safely and efficiently together. Give them enough time and resource and you will get the building you want, when you want it and on budget.
FEG Ltd’s experienced engineers are trained in the latest CDM regulations and our in-house design capability allows us to offer our Clients support to perform their expanded duties under the latest CDM Regulations and provide support for the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor roles for their construction projects.
FEG Ltd also offers CDM Consultancy to assist in understanding and applying the CDM Regulations.
On many projects FEG can take on the duty role as the Principal Designer and/or the Principal Contractor on behalf of a Client.
Change to the HSE’s Notification level – F10 is now only required for projects lasting more than 500 person days of work, or lasting more than 30 working days with more than 20 workers simultaneously, including Site Management.
CDM is about choosing a competent team and helping them to work safely and efficiently together.