Wright Safety Solutions

established 2006


providing Health and Safety for Coventry and Warwickshire medium/small businesses

Construction and Building Restoration update: 10 May 2016

Introduction to CDM 2015 Regulations

The CDM 2015 Regulations have replaced CDM 2007.

Wright Safety Solutions can offer services as a Safety Consultant or Safety Representative for dutyholders responsible for construction projects.

CDM 2015 requires that construction project team should now include:

  • Client - who is having construction or building work carried out as part of their business.
  • Principal Designer - who prepares design drawings, specifications, bills of quantities and the specification of materials. Also will advise the client on health and safety issues during the design and planning phases of construction work. Can be an architect, engineer or quantity surveyor.
  • Principal contractor - usually the main or managing contractor for the work. Has to plan, manage and co-ordinate health and safety while construction work is being undertaken.
  • and other contractors and the staff/workers

NOTE: persons performing these roles must be clearly defined in a notifiable project. For smaller projects there can be overlap of duties/functions/roles.

The HSE has published a CDM Guidance Document which can be downloaded at:

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

So, both the CDM Principal Designer and Principal Contractor have significant Health & Safety responsibilities and either can employ a Safety Consultant to assist with the management of health and safety on a construction site, agreeing methods of work, carrying out Risk Assessments and Site Inspections.

Wright Safety Solutions has acted as safety advisor for small building projects and streetworks projects and can offer services as a Safety Consultant for dutyholders responsible for construction projects.

this webpage is for guidance only. Please refer to the HSE's CDM 2015 Guidance publication
or contact Wright Safety Solutions to get you started on understanding CDM.

If you are a construction project dutyholder, in need of safety advice then,

contact John Wright 0779 3880597 or e-mail safety@jabw.demon.co.uk

Health and Safety for Coventry and Warwickshire small/medium businesses


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CDM guidance for clients and contractors, last revised 10 May 2016