The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Whatever your role in construction, CDM aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping you to:

  • sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish
  • have the right people for the right job at the right time
  • cooperate and coordinate your work with others
  • have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed
  • communicate this information effectively to those who need to know
  • consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed

HSE has published Legal Series guidance that supports CDM 2015 and explains it in more detail.

Domestic Client

Domestic clients – People who have construction work carried out on their own home (or the home of a family member) that is not done as part of a business.**

Domestic Duties

Commercial Client

Commercial clients – Organisations or individuals for whom a construction project is carried out that is done as part of a business.

Commercial Duties


Designers - those who as part of a business, prepare or modify designs for a building, product or system relating to construction work.

Designer Duties



Those who carry out the actual construction work, contractors can be an individual or a company.

Contractor Duties