CDM planning period, is a period of time that allows contractors sufficient time to assess and identify  health and safety issues on planned construction.

A construction phase plan is required for all projects no matter if it’s for a Commercial or Domestic Client, or a £50 job to a £50m project

  • It is the clients responsibility to manage their project
  • A principal designer can  plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during the pre-construction phase
  • A principal contractor will, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during the construction phase
  • A contractor is responsible for  monitoring all work carried out as per plans in place

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Using this website to produce your construction phase plans and obtain other documentation will reduce the need to guess what to do and also reduce the need to use expensive consultants.

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In the world of construction projects, ensuring the safety and well-being of workers and stakeholders is of paramount importance. One essential component in achieving this is the Construction Design and Management (CDM) planning period. In this blog post, we will demystify the concept of the  planning period, shed light on its purpose, and emphasize its significance in promoting safety throughout construction projects.


The planning period refers to a specific timeframe before construction work commences, dedicated to planning and preparation. It serves as a critical phase in the CDM process, allowing project stakeholders to identify potential hazards, assess risks, and implement effective control measures to minimize accidents and injuries.


The primary purpose of the CDM planning period is to establish a solid foundation for a safe and well-managed construction project. During this phase, various activities take place, such as conducting comprehensive risk assessments, developing suitable safety plans and procedures, and ensuring effective communication and collaboration among all involved parties.


  1. Identification of Hazards and Risk Assessment: The CDM planning period enables project teams to identify potential hazards associated with the construction project. Through detailed risk assessments, the likelihood and potential impact of these hazards are evaluated, facilitating the implementation of appropriate control measures to mitigate or eliminate risks.
  2. Development of Safety Plans and Procedures: This period allows for the creation and integration of safety plans and procedures into the construction project. These documents outline the necessary precautions, emergency protocols, and protective measures to be implemented throughout the project’s lifecycle, ensuring a systematic approach to safety.
  3. Effective Collaboration and Communication: The CDM planning period fosters effective collaboration and communication among project stakeholders, including clients, designers, contractors, and workers. By involving all parties, safety requirements and responsibilities can be clearly defined, enabling a shared understanding and commitment to safety standards.
  4. Compliance with Legal Requirements: This planning phase helps ensure compliance with legal regulations and requirements related to health and safety in the construction industry. Addressing these aspects during the planning period helps identify any potential gaps or issues early on, minimizing the risk of non-compliance and associated penalties.


The CDM planning period is an integral part of construction projects, serving as the groundwork for a safe and successful endeavor. Through diligent hazard identification, risk assessment, and the development of comprehensive safety plans, this period paves the way for effective collaboration, compliance with legal requirements, and enhanced construction site safety. Embracing the CDM planning period as an essential step contributes significantly to the overall success and well-being of everyone involved in the construction process.

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