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CDM Regulations 2007 Procedures Manual, 3rd Edition



CDM Regulations 2007 Procedures Manual, 3rd Edition

Stuart D. Summerhayes

ISBN: 978-1-444-30256-1 January 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages


This Procedures Manual provides a documentation system which has been developed by a practising CDM co-ordinator for use with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

It addresses the full range of obligations on all parties for compliance with the statutory requirements and features:

  • flow charts
  • checklists
  • model forms

The revised Third Edition of the Manual reflects the extensive changes to the CDM Regulations 2007, including:

  • the new role of CDM co-ordinator
  • wider and more onerous duties on clients
  • changes to the design process
  • wider requirements for competence
  • integration of duty holder roles

The Manual also takes account of the 2007 Approved Code of Practice. It will function as a control document for quality assurance purposes.

Section 1.


Section 2 Application and interpretation.

2.1 Application; Table 2.1 The main responsibilities of duty holders; 2.2 Interpretation; 2.3 Additional exclusion.

Section 3 All duty holders.

3.1 Introduction; Table 3.1 Project management descriptors found in the regulations; Figure 3.1 Holistic diagram.

Section 4 The client .

4.1 Client fl owchart: all projects; 4.2 Client flowchart: notifi able projects, additional duties; 4.3 Client checklist; 4.4 Client checklist: notifi able projects.

Section 5 The designer.

5.1 Introduction; Figure 5.1 Regulations to be discharged by designers; 5.2 All projects; 5.3 Identifi cation; 5.4 Evaluation; 5.5 Contribution; 5.6 Design change; Figure 5.2 Systems approach for the designer; 5.1 Designer flowchart: all projects; 5.2 Designer flowchart: notifiable projects, additional duties; 5.3 Designer checklist: all projects; 5.4 Designer checklist: additional duties for notifi able projects.

Section 6 The contractor.

Figure 6.1 Contractor duties: all projects; 6.1 Contractor flowchart: all projects; Figure 6.2 Contractor: additional duties on notifi able projects; 6.2 Contractor fl owchart: notifi able projects, additional duties; 6.3 Contractor checklist: all projects; 6.4 Contractor checklist: notifi able projects, additional duties.

Section 7 The CDM co-ordinator.

7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Appointment; Figure 7.1 CDM co-ordination duties; 7.1 CDM co-ordinator flowchart; 7.2 CDM co-ordinator checklist.

Section 8 The principal contractor.

Figure 8.1 Regulations to be discharged by principal contractor; 8.1 principal contractor flowchart; 8.2 principal contractor checklist.

Section 9 Documentation .

9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Pre-construction information; Figure 9.1 Flow of pre-construction information and Pre-construction information: tender stage; 9.3 Construction phase plan; 9.4 Health and safety file; 9.5 Project risk register; 9.1 Project risk register (health and safety).

Section 10 Checklists and agendas.

10.1 Checklist for non-notifi able projects;10.2 Checklist of additional duties for notifi able projects; 10.3 Initial design/client meeting: prompt list; 10.4 Pre-start meeting: prompt list (non-notifiable projects); 10.5 Pre-start meetings: prompt list (notifiable projects); 10.6 Progress meeting: prompt list.

Section 11 Competence.

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"Well conceived and presented." Occupational Health & Safety<!--end-->"This important procedures manual has been carefully compiled by a chartered civil engineer who is a fellow of the Association for project safety." RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal
● Provides a ready made health and safety system for quality assurance purposes
● Features a large number of flowcharts, checklists, model forms and standard letters
● Major update to take account of the 2007 revisions to the Regulations and new Code of Practice
● “Well conceived and presented.” Occupational Health & Safety