The Construction (Design and Management) CDM Regulations 2015 came into force on 6th April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. This publication provides guidance on the legal requirements of construction managers, supervisors and operatives/workers to demonstrate competence and that they have the skills, knowledge and training to complete their work safely.
Under CDM, the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-based qualifications which recognises the skills and a person needs to do a job and to be fully compliant with CDM Regulations and Health & Safety at Work Act. Construction operatives, supervisors and managers need to demonstrate and prove their competency in their area of expertise.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has publicized the CDM Regulations up-to-date book, which is free of charge to download it digitally. There is official guidance where contractors must appoint an individual at work on a construction site only if they have the skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out the work they will be employed to do in a way that secures health and safety to anyone working on the construction site.