Businesses of all sizes which are likely to be contracting for construction work could risk fines or imprisonment if they do not comply with new legal requirements covering site management and safety.
The Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations, which came into force on 6 April 2015, affect all construction work taking place in the UK. The regulations give 'clients', meaning anyone for whom a construction project is carried out, a greater role while the work is carried out. Even work carried out on behalf of homeowners will be caught by the new rules, although it is commercial firms that will be affected most.
To find out more in our guide 'What are the ‘CDM Regulations’ and how will they affect me?', click here.