The new Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015) come into force on 6 April 2015. The revised regulations will have implications for event organisers.
Does your event have an element of construction for example a stage or gantry? It’s recommended that you familiarise themselves with the new regulations. CDM 2015 are the main regulations for managing health, safety and welfare on all construction projects. These regulations define who is responsible for what according to different roles (client, designers and contractors).
Changes include that small and medium size construction businesses will have to make a construction phase plan and manage health and safety.
- The legislation: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/51/contents/made
- CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) has a useful page and video on the changes to safety regulations: http://www.citb.co.uk/health-safety-and-other-topics/health-safety/construction-design-and-management-regulations/
- The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published draft guidance on the new regulations.