By Pat Perry
Routledge – 2008 – 512 pages
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 repeal the CDM Regulations 1994 and the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996; containing all the legal duties regarding the design and management of a construction project and the safe operating standards expected on a construction site.
CDM 2007: Questions and Answers by Pat Perry is a pragmatic, common-sense approach to interpreting the many queries which will inevitably arise from the new Regulations, no matter how simplified they purport to be.
The author details practical solutions to a wide range of legal compliance issues and explores answers which go beyond the rather limited information contained in the Approved Code of Practice which supports the Regulations.
The various duty holders, project stages and safety issues are dealt with in different chapters and the book can be used for detailed reference or for a quick refresher on specific subjects.
1. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 – The Regulations Explained 2. Health and Safety Legislation 3. Risk Assessments 4. The Client 5. The CDM Co-ordinator 6. Designers 7. The Principal Contractor 8. Contractors 9. Design Risk Assessments 10. The Pre-Construction Information Pack 11. The Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan 12. Competency of Duty Holders 13. The Health and Safety File 14. Workplace Facilities 15. Management of Health and Safety on Construction Projects 16. Accident and Incident Management 17. Site Welfare Facilities 18. Asbestos 19. Safe Places of Work 20. Vehicles and Transport 21. Excavations and Demolitions 22. Energy Distribution Systems 23. Safe Systems of Work 24. Working at Heights 25. Electrical Safety 26. Hazardous Substances 27. Personal Protective Equipment 28. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 29. Manual Handling 30. Fire Safety 31. Noise 32. Training in Health and Safety Appendices. Glossary.