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For downloading information on the Construction Design Management Regulations, see:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/legal.htm

A couple of brief introductions for the Designer and Client are included as attachments.

An interesting case study with a railway implication relatively recently where the Client is itself nothing to do with railways is Tesco's attempt to build a supermarket at GerrardsCross
Hi..CDM includes,
A new duty on designers to eliminate hazards and reduce risks, as far as is reasonably practicable. They will also have a duty to ensure that any workplace they design complies with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992;
A Client will no longer be able to appoint an agent to take on their legal duties and criminal liabilities, thereby making the CDM Coordinator role more advisory in helping to fulfill their duties to comply with the Regulations
When Principal Contractors appoint contractors, they will have to tell those contractors how much time they have to prepare for on-site work;
Contractors will have a similar duty towards those they appoint to work on-site, as well as being obligated to plan and manage their own work; and
The role of Planning Supervisor, which carried responsibility for co-ordinating health and safety aspects of the design and the planning phase of the construction project, is to be replaced by a CDM Project Co-ordinator.




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Now i got clear idea about the CDM, i would like to know can we complete this education or what are the institutes which are providing CDM education.
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Network Rail standards contain some of the requirements from CDM. From the management of engineering, try NR/L2/INI/02009 Issue 2.

As for reducing the risk at a workplace; workplace isn't just a control desk. It is any place where people are required to work whether it be 24/7, maintenance or even just access! The requirement is not new but the clarification of certain elements is.

Jerry