CDM 2015 Principal designer changes – Don’t miss the date!
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015. A main change in CDM 2015 was to do away with the role of CDM Coordinator, moving the responsibility for the coordination of health and safety to the Principal Designer.
In recognition of the fact that there would be construction projects that would have started before CDM 2015 came into force on 6 April, but would continue for some time after that date, the new rules introduced transitional arrangements, one of which concerned the appointment of the CDM Coordinator. Under these transitional arrangements, if a CDM Coordinator had been appointed by the Client before 6 April 2015, then the Client was required to appoint a Principal Designer to replace the CDM Coordinator by 6 October 2015, unless the project has come to an end before that date.
CDM 2015 principal designer to be appointed to replace CDM Coordinator by 6th October 2015.