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Health and Safety

The construction of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings are bound by fire safety requirements including safe means of escape, internal and external stability, accessibility for fire equipment, containment of smoke or fire. The local Fire Authority inspects non-domestic premises to ensure compliance with all Legislation.

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 or CDM 2007, came into force on 6 April 2007. Everyone in construction needs to know about the Construction Health and Safety Regulations.

CDM 2007 will help you to:

  • Improve health and safety in your industry.
  • Have the right people for the right job at the right time to manage the risks on site.
  • Focus on effective planning and managing risk - manage the risk not the paperwork.

The CDM Regulations 2007 are applied to all building works.

Further guidance on the CDM Regulations 2007 can be found at the Health and Safety Executive- CDM Regulations website, available via the Related Sites section on this page.

If you are having construction or refurbishment work done, you may need to notify the Health and Safety Executive, HSE, and you may have other duties as well. To find out more please access the HSE, CDM Regulations website also via the Related Sites section on this page.

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