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Practical Guide to Using the CDM Regulations 2015 – Teamwork not Paperwork

Authors  : Tony Putsman and Paul McArthur

ISBN: 978 0 72775 990 0     Publication date: 02 April 2015

Practical Guide to Using the CDM Regulations 2015: Teamwork not Paperwork examines the key principles of delivering quality projects, safely and within reasonable financial limits, and how to apply these principles in practice. This succinct guide summarises the key features of the legislation and explains the best practice behaviours that will enable project teams to work more effectively, and at the same time satisfy the requirement of the law.

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CDM2015 – A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

Authors  : Paul Bussey

ISBN: 978 1 85946 613 1              Publication date: 02 April 2015

This is the designer’s essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key changes and new duty holders, including the Principal Designer, as well as full colour diagrams and annotated plans which demonstrate how to apply the principles in the real world. As the regulations come into force it aims to reassure those fearing a change in their obligations by outlining easy to use practical tools which will integrate the philosophy of the new regulations – of proportionate response, creative solutions and collaborative working – into day-to-day practice. It’s designed as a concise and handy quick reference guide, easy to carry around on site or use at your desk, translating what can be dry and often impenetrable legislation into a set of simple, intuitive, design friendly and safe messages.

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Construction Workers

Safety Can't Be Measured: An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Risk Reduction

Authors  : Andew S. Townsend

Publication date: 27th August 2013

The UK, along with many other countries, has seen a significant improvement in safety standards in recent decades. However, in the last 10-15 years, the rate of improvement has slowed and effectively stalled. In Safety Can't Be Measured, Andrew Townsend suggests the main reason for the stagnation of safety improvement is the failure to recognise the evolution in accident causation and to evolve with it. He severely criticises some aspects of current day management of occupational safety and contends that everyone is trying to continuously improve something in which improvement cannot be measured, so the received wisdom underpinning safety management and regulation is not evidence-based and much of it is misguided. What is measured is the absence of safety - through incidents, injuries and the occurrence of ill health. Using a statistical basis for his thesis, Townsend challenges orthodox dogma by demonstrating that currently unused data could help deduce how safety really works, and thus support alternative thought processes from which new approaches to risk reduction and safety management could emerge.


Workers Wearing Helmets and Jackets
Construction Workers

CDM20-20-Vision – Changing The Culture

Authors: CONIAC Keeping Pace with Change Working Group

Publication Date: 27 April 2021

This latest report of the  KPWC working group ‘CDM 20-20 vision-changing the culture’,sets out the management arrangements for a range of projects, from small domestic building schemes to major infrastructure programmes, which are practical and CDM compliant.   The strategic CDM approach promoted in this report aligns well with the philosophy of other, recent initiatives such as Project 13 and the Construction Playbook.

Modern Architecture
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CDM2015 – from Compliance to Consultation and Collaboration

Author: CONIAC Keeping Pace with Change Working Group

Publication Date: 9 May 2019

The first report of the KPWC working group ‘CDM 2015 – from compliance to consultation and collaboration’, set out to demonstrate how the professional institutions have taken on the challenge from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to enable their members to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to discharge their legal duties effectively and included accounts from CIAT, ICE, RIBA and RICS.  The report also contained case studies from three early adopter clients, Network Rail, InterGen and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Workers Wearing Helmets and Jackets
Construction Workers

Safety Culture Gap Management For Designers and Contractors

Authors: ICE Health & Safety Expert Panel (Authors and contributors, Tony Putsman, Bob Arnold, John Carpenter, Graeme Walker, Peter Crosland from the ICE Expert H&S Panel and David Ackerley - Arup.)

Publication Date: 23 February 2016

Conventional accident investigations tend to focus on ‘Immediate’, and, to a lesser degree, ‘Underlying’ causes. Little attention is paid to the latent safety culture of the organisations involved , or the leadership (and lack of it) shown by the Principals (Partners, Directors, Owners ), The working group set out to demonstrate that , only by focussing on the strategic leadership of construction organisations , and helping individual Principals to take a more proactive role in Safety Leadership, can we hope to continue the downward trend of reduced fatalities and major injuries, as well as tackling the health related harm from which so many workers suffer.

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