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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on April 6th 2015. These regulations govern the management of health, safety and welfare when undertaking construction projects.
Subject to some transitional provisions (Regulation 37), CDM 2015 replaced CDM 2007 from 6 April 2015. From this date, the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) - L144 - which provided supporting guidance on CDM 2007 was withdrawn.
The aim of CDM is to integrate health and safety into the management of the project and to encourage everyone involved to work together. The emphasis of the regulations is on planning and management throughout construction projects from design concept onwards with health and safety considerations at the heart of project development.
The CDM Regulations are included in L153 - Guidance on The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (free to download from the HSE website).
A full copy of the legislative document is available on-line: legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/51/contents/