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Existing Services

CDM (Jersey) Knowledge Base

CDM (Jersey) 2016 Regulations
Please note this topic relates to the CDM (Jersey) 2016 Regulations. If you are looking for the CDM 2015 (Great Britain) Regulations, please see the CDM (GB) Knowledge Base

Regulation 12 details specific requirements in regard to the management of existing services.

Before the commencement of construction work, the relevant contractor must, so far as reasonably practicable, ensure that existing services at the construction site are identified and that the condition of, and risks posed by, those services are assessed in accordance with this Regulation.

The assessment is in accordance with this Regulation if it identifies:-

  • the types of existing services
  • the locations of the services and whether they are underground, overhead or contained within a structure
  • the extent of the services
  • the risks that the services present, including the risks of electric shock, fire, explosion and an inrush of water

If contact with an existing service would present a risk to any person on the construction site, the relevant contractor must ensure that the existing service is removed or disconnected, or otherwise isolated from the work to be carried out, so that contact with the service will be prevented. For more information see existing services.