Will CDM apply to our project?

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This is one key question that you need to answer at the beginning of any path project.  You may feel that the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) does not apply or does not have any relevance to your project.  For example, you feel that the project is small scale and nature of practical work is not construction work.

The important thing to remember is that every path project involving construction, maintenance work is a CDM project.  CDM will apply to all path projects, in spite of size, the number of working days, how many contractors are involved, or people working on site.

CDM is there to improve health, safety and welfare on all path projects, especially small projects where improvements are urgently needed.  It is all about designing and planning the project well and doing the pathwork safely so no one is hurt, or suffers ill health.

So back to that question - Will CDM apply to our project?  The answer is yes, CDM will apply to your project when pathwork, including bridge or boardwalk installation work, is carried out.

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