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  • #3895
    AvatarGeoffatART
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    I was recently asked about the application of CDM Regs to NFM interventions, specifically leaky dams.

    I have not heard of these being invoked and wonder if the issue has been raised anywhere else?

    If so, what interventions, who was doing the construction and who raised the issue?

    Thanks,

    Geoff

    #3900
    AvatarLuke Neal
    Participant

    Hi Geoff,
    I cant see that Leaky Dams would ever fall under CDM regs, (Projects are classified as ‘notifiable’ if they take longer than 30 business days or longer than 500 person days).
    In order to check if we are bound by CDM we fill in a ‘PCI’ form (we are required to do this as we work under Shropshire Council and their contractor) See attached.
    This guides you through the risks and automatically tells you if a job is CDM compliant.

    CDM is generally for larger construction projects and i can see it becoming relevant if building large attenuation pools for example.

    Hope you find this helpful,

    Luke

    #3903
    AvatarGeoffatART
    Participant

    I came across this very helpful document in my search for answers. Hope you all find it useful too…

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by AvatarGeoffatART. Reason: Could not upload original file - replaced by link
    #8529
    AvatarCaitlin Pearson
    Participant

    Hi Geoff,

    I can’t see the useful document you refer to but would be interested to see it as we are currently improving our paperwork to ensure our projects are CDM compliant.
    I recently attended a CDM training course and just wanted to clarify that CDM applies to all construction projects regardless of size. A project being ‘notifiable’ to HSE does only apply to larger projects (30 days/500 person days) but all construction projects fall under CDM and there are legal duties under this for the ‘client’, the ‘designer’ and the ‘contractor’, of which the Rivers Trust could be any one or all of these.

    Leaky dams may not class as construction if they are simply forestry operations of felling a tree across the watercourse but if a ‘structure’ is created the work will fall under CDM.

    In answer to your original question I haven’t heard of any issues around CDM with small projects and a simple record of information exchange and risk assessment for the work is likely to be sufficient.

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