Meeting the Requirements of the CDM Regulations: Identification of Critical Success Factors of Small to Medium Sized Contractor’ Compliance in the UK Construction Industry

John P. Spillane, Mark Noonan, Lukumon O. Oyedele, Jason Von Meding, Ashwini Konanahalli

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    Abstract

    The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations (2007) is one of the most important set of health and safety regulations in the construction industry today. The aim of this research is to examine critical success factors for CDM compliance in small to medium size contractors in the UK construction industry. The objectives of the research include the identification of critical barriers in doing so along with the identification of success factors where CDM is incorporated. A mixed method approach is adopted in the identification and categorisation of the various factors encompassing a literature review, interviews and questionnaire survey. The key finding which emerge is the lack of knowledge and understanding with regards the CDM regulations with the recommendation to encourage small and medium contractor compliance through illustrating the benefits attainable. The practicality of the research is evident based on the significant uptake in the CDM by larger contractors, yet the research indicates that further insight and guidance is required to educate and inform those working within small to medium sized contractors in the UK. Where such acknowledgement and compliance is adopted, it is envisaged that this sector will benefit from reduced incidents and accidents, increased productivity while ultimately leading to a safer and more productive industry as a whole.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2013
    EventRICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference - Taj Palace, New Delhi, India
    Duration: 10 Sept 201312 Sept 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceRICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference
    Country/TerritoryIndia
    CityNew Delhi
    Period10/09/201312/09/2013

    Keywords

    • Health and Safety; Site Management

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