This guidance paper outlines the requirements of the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015 and considers their application to insurance claims. The paper was developed with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
The contents include an explanation of roles and duties, including the new role of Principal Designer. The paper also covers the definition of construction, projects that are required to be notified to the HSE and the preparation of a Construction Phase Plan. The differences between domestic and commercial clients are discussed along with the various methods by which insurance claims are handled, for example, the appointment of a network contractor.