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Electrical Safety


On April 6, 2015 the CDM regulations of 2007 regarding electrical connections were updated to incorporate precautionary measures that would further strengthen the safety of electric lines used in housing complexes. Project builders are directed to comply with the current CDM law and evaluate the condition of their previous and ongoing projects with respect to the updated law. The different aspects of the new legislation are enlisted below:

The key point of the new law

The major amendment that household electricians should know is that the updated law pertains to every kind of electrical task irrespective of area covered under the project, time taken to complete the work and the type of electrical connection required. This modification would guarantee equal attention to all projects regarding safety measures.

The current law has propelled the HSE to focus more on domestic projects so as to establish the new measures strictly in all aspects. Failure to abide by the rules can cause significant problems for the owner while putting the property for sale. The owner would be required to show the details of the building process and a complete record of all types of installations used.

Major changes outlined by the law

Project builders are required to present a set of verifiable facts that display the project owners’ adherence to well being and protective measures. Major changes outlined by the law besides the preceding ones are as follows:

  • Each and every construction scheme should have a printed building safety strategy.
  • CDM is applicable for every single project which also includes new projects, pulling down old ones, renovation, expansion, conversion and mending.
  • Every domestic project needs to follow the fundamental rules of having welfare amenities as present in marketable projects.
  • It is of utmost importance to ensure the employees in a residential development firm have adequate skills, awareness, schooling and understanding.
  • If two or more contractors are involved in a single project, the recruitment of a main designer is mandatory. This designer acts as a planner who would bring together the safety issues with the building plan.
  • In the absence of a main designer before the completion of the project or if the primary designer is changed, the accountability for the safety measures and its implementation rests upon the chief contractor.
  • The latest policy is applicable for buildings finished after April 6, 2015 and all contractors should present the file containing the safety measures implemented.

The important role played by TrustMark

Adhering to proper health and security rules is essentially important. Inability to comply with given rules can lead to severe mishaps but more importantly it can jeopardize the reputable standing of a business if health safety norms are violated.

Trustmark is a Government certified system for every domestic business project which offers guidance for businessmen involved in building firms regarding the importance of current rules formulated for making safer constructions.

Simon Ayers of TrustMark has stated that the CDM 2015 rules will facilitate better and safer constructions, as it would involve all the people in the project to arrive at a consensus that would enable the implementation of all the precautionary measures as stated by the law.

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