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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) apply to construction work undertaken in Great Britain and under these regulations designers have duties under CDM, on all projects. This guide helps any person or organisation acting as a designer to meet their obligations with respect to construction risks in an effective manner. Advice on considering ´in-use’ risks is provided in CDM 2015 • workplace 'in-use' guidance for designers, second edition (CIR7623).
Each of the legal duties is explained and advice given on how they may be effectively discharged. This new edition takes account of the Health and Safety Executive guidance L153 (HSE, 2015). In addition to giving advice on a designer's duties, this guide explains how the work may be carried out in an effective, proportionate manner and provides guidance is given on the difficult issues that arise in practice.