The CDM Regulations came into force in 1994. And were revised in April 2007. They
impose duties on Clients, CDM Coordinators (formerly Planning Supervisors), Designers,
Principal Contractors and Contractors. (Please go to CDM Duty Holders legal requirements
for a summary of these duties).
The purpose of the CDM Regulations is to reduce the number of accidents, incidents
and near misses in the construction industry by good design, management and planning.
Compliance with the regulations should result in an accident free site which is well
planned, resulting in compliance with the contract programme and planned profit margins
ACCIDENTS INCIDENTS AND NEAR MISSES CAN CAUSE DISTRESS TO YOUR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR
FAMILIES, DEMORALISE THE WORKFORCE AND RESULT IN DELAY AND COSTS TO THE CONTRACT