Development industry has received more than double the number CDM convictions seen in 2019

There have been 191 prosecutions under Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations since the latest version of the regulations came into force in 2015, reports HASpod.

The number of convictions under CDM has more than doubled since 2019 (from 95 to 191). 

The largest fine under CDM 2015 is £900,000 — issued in April 2022 — which involved a worker striking a live underground cable with an excavator.

This is an increase of over £100,000 from the previous largest fine of £800,000 in January 2018.

The average fine resulting from prosecutions under CDM 2015 is £85,471.79 — a climb of over 20% from £71,150, which HASpod saw in its 2019 report.

HASpod also revealed the areas where CDM 2015 breaches were most prominent, with principal contractor duties (72 breaches) contractor duties (48 breaches) and stability of structures (17 breaches) taking the lead. 

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