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CDM 2007 - Construction work sector guidance for designers (C662)

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM2007) apply to construction work undertaken in the UK and for all projects the designers has duties under CDM. This guide helps any person or organisation acting as a designer to meet their obligations with respect to construction hazards in an effective manner. Advice on considering in-use' hazards (a duty introduced into the 2007 Regulations which was not included in the 1994 Regulations) is provided in CIRIA publication C663.

Each of the legal duties is explained and advice given on how they may be effectively discharged. This new edition takes account of the ACoP publication L144 (2007). In addition to giving advice on a designer's duties, the guide explains how the work may be carried out in an effective, proportionate manner and guidance is given on the difficult issues which arise in practice. The issue of "who is a designer for the purposes of CDM" is addressed.

The guide starts by explaining to designers the need for action and what is required of them by CDM; this includes details of the different types of accident and health issues involved in construction. The major part of the content consists of the examination of health and safety issues arising in the 39 different sectors considered. For each section, hazards are identified and discussed, examples of risk mitigation are given and references provided to related issues in other sections and to other publications that may assist. Finally, guidance is given about documenting information and sources of further information of a general nature.

Keywords: health and safety, design and buildability, construction management.

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ISBN: 978-0-86017-662-6
Author: Ove Arup and Partners
Number of pages: 203 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: April 2007