CDM Regulations FAQs & Resources

As a leading provider of Health & Safety eLearning, our experts are often asked about CDM Regulations. We've collected all of those questions and answered them for you below...

CDM Regulations FAQs

Can you carry out the role of more than one duty holder on a project?

Yes, you can carry out the role of one or more duty holder. However, you have to have the skills, training, knowledge or experience to carry out the role and ensure the health and safety of individuals.

When is a construction project notifiable?

It is notifiable when it lasts longer than 30 days and has more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point or if it exceeds 500 person days.

If it is notifiable, the client must write to the HSE and submit an F10 form before the construction phase.

Who should notify when there is a project?

The client has the responsibility to notify a construction project. But the client is allowed to ask someone to notify on their behalf.

Does CDM apply to all maintenance work?

No it doesn’t. The new 2015 legislation is the same as the 2007 legislation.

'construction work' means the carrying out of any building, civil engineering or engineering construction work and includes—

(a)the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting out, commissioning, renovation, repair, upkeep, redecoration or other maintenance (including cleaning which involves the use of water or an abrasive at high pressure, or the use of corrosive or toxic substances), de-commissioning, demolition or dismantling of a structure;

Sections B, C, D, & E can be found within the legislation. 

- The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

What is a commercial client?

A commercial client is anyone or any organisation who carries our construction project as part of their business.

What is a domestic client?

It is any person who has construction work carried out in their home or family members home and is not part of any business.

Want find out more about the CDM Regulations? Read our Guide to CDM...

FAQ regarding our CDM Regulations Course

How long does this course take?

This course takes 30 minutes to complete, including the multiple choice test at the end where you receive your printable certificate.

How long is my certificate valid for?

It is up to the training administrator of the employee as to when the expiry date is set to on the certificates. However, to stay up-to-date with legislation, we recommend that training should be renewed every year.

What approval does this course have?

This course is IOSH Approved and CPD Accredited

What devices can I complete the course on?

Our courses can be completed on a range of devices, they’re compatible with Desktops, laptops, mobile phones, iPads and other tablets.

Documents and resources

  • CDM Dutyholders Responsibilities

    This external resource is part of our CDM Regulations Course, there are various dutyholders on one project. This resource explains each of their responsibilities.

  • CDM Dutyholders Hierarchy

    This resource shows the hierarchy between the various dutholders on a project. It shows who may appoint who and who people lower in the hierarchy should report to.

  • CDM Project Requirements

    Our Project Requirement resource shows what all projects must have and what multi-contractor projects must have.

CDM Whitepaper

We have produced this whitepaper in the hope of bringing some clarity to the new incarnation of the CDM Regulations

  • See a breakdown of the regulations and learn about its key principles
  • Entails exactly what the CDM Regulations are why they are so important
  • States the key changes in the legislation in the most recent edit
  • Summarises the duties under the CDM Regulations
  • See how iHASCO can help!

White Paper