New legal guidance on construction projects

The Construction (Design and Management) regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. This publication provides guidance on the legal requirements for CDM 2015 and is available to help anyone with duties under the regulations. It describes the law that applies to the whole process on all construction projects, from concept to completion, and what each duty holder must 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 that apply to construction projects started before the regulations came into force and continue beyond that date.