The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) are the specific set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. 

CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.

Even the simplest tasks, such as arranging routine maintenance or minor building work, require adequate time to plan and manage the work safely.

Whatever your role in construction, CDM aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping you to:

  • Sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish

  • Have the right people for the right job at the right time

  • Cooperate and coordinate your work with others

  • Have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed

  • Communicate this information effectively to those who need to know

  • Consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed