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New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations from 6 April 2015

Small and medium size construction businesses will have to make a plan and manage health and safety when the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6 April 2015.

This means that for the first time any construction work – whether it’s a new bathroom fit out, or an extension – will need a construction phase plan.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. Guidance on the legal requirements for CDM 2015 is available to help anyone with duties under the Regulations @

It describes:

the law that applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects, from concept to completion

what each dutyholder must or should do to comply with the law to ensure projects are carried out in a way that secures health and safety

CDM 2015 is subject to certain transitional provisions which apply to construction projects that start before the Regulations come into force and continue beyond that date.

“Those using plant hire should check that their procedures conform to the new regulations and ensure their health and safety training is up to date”, comments David Elsdon, Managing Director of London- area construction equipment hire company, Mr Plant Hire.

“In line with the  new industry health and safety focus, we have seen the demand for our IPAF training and PASMA training increase so that we are now running at least four courses a week to accommodate it,” ends Elsdon.

Contact Mr Plant Hire now for further details about their plant hire range or training courses.

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