When do the CDM (Construction Design & Management) Regulations apply?
The CDM 2007 Regulations apply to most common building, civil engineering and engineering
construction work carried out for commercial purposes. You must notify HSE of the
site if the construction work is expected to either:
last longer than 30 days; or
involve more than 500 person days of construction work;
HSE should be notified in writing before construction work starts; you can use form
F10. The notification can be done ‘on-line’.
A new role of CDM coordinator was created by CDM 2007. It is a wider role than that
of the planning supervisor (which it replaces) and may be summed up as ‘The client’s
adviser in matters relating to construction health and safety’. The role involves
advising and assisting the client in undertaking the measures needed to comply with
CDM 2007, including, in particular, the client’s duties both at the start of and
during the construction phase.
A client is defined in the CDM Regulations as the person who in the course or furtherance
of a business:
a. Seeks or accepts the services of another which may be used in the carrying
out of a project for him/her
b. Carries out a project him/herself
The Client MUST appoint a CDM Coordinator for all notifiable projects.
A designer is defined in the CDM Regulations as any person (including a client, contractor
or other person referred to in these Regulations) who in the course or furtherance
of a business:
prepares or modifies a design
arranges for or instructs any other person under their control to do so
A principal contractor is responsible for contractors and workers on site and for
planning, managing and monitoring the construction phase in a way which ensures that,
so far as is reasonably practicable, it is carried out without risks to health or
The requirements of the CDM Regualtions .For CDM Coordinators (planning supervisors)
in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Bucks, Bukinhamshire and throughout Greater
What are the Requirements of the CDM Regulations?
For more information about the CDM Regulations click on the HSE link above