Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007 - A summary of the amendments (Version 1)

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The 2007 revision brings together the Construction (Design and Management) 1994 and Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) 1996 Regulations.

The key aim of CDM 2007 is to integrate health, safety and welfare into the management of the project and to encourage everyone involved to work together as an integrated team to, amongst other things, identify and eliminate hazards early and improve planning and management of projects from the very start.

This Construction Briefing gives readers an overview of the CDM 2007 regulations, with a particular focus on what they achieve, and why a revision was necessary.

This sheet also explains the differing technical requirements between the revised edition and its 1994 counterpart and the implementation dates and the arrangements made to help ease the transition.


  • The purpose of the CDM regulations 2007
  • Why have the changes been made?
  • In what ways do the revised 2007 and 1994 regulations differ?
  • When do the changes take place?
  • Obtaining the necessary documentation and guidance
    • Regulations
    • Approved Code of Practice (ACoP)
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    • Industry Guidance
    • Training material

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