Together, the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), the Association of Event Venues (AEV), and the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) have worked with their members and the wider industry to drive towards minimal impact from CDM regulations. After almost 4 years of working closely with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), via cross-association member working groups, sector committees, one-to-one meetings and industry forums, we’re very happy to be at a stage where we can now inform and educate via a process of information documents, roadshows and, shortly, a CDM specific mobile and web application, all geared towards giving people and their businesses the information and tools necessary to understand and operate in the same efficient manner as always, while complying with Construction, Design & Management (CDM) 2015 regulations.
This industry specific guidance seeks to map and recognise current industry practice, using existing regulations and best practice to meet the new CDM regulations.
The CDM Resource Pack is intended to help you understand the responsibilities of the various stake holders in the event industry. The Construction, Design & Management (CDM) Regulations do not replace any existing law but are intended to provide a framework to help you meet the requirement and helping you understand your obligations.
These documents should be viewed as a summary for meeting minimum requirements and should at all times be used in conjunction with Health and Safety at Work Act, HSE’s exhibition specific guidance on CDM 2015 and also the HSE’s official L153 guidance on CDM.
Download your copy of the CDM Resource pack here.
Visit the CDM 4 Events Website www.cdm4events.org.uk
This website is a free to use resource provided by the Association of Event Organisers, Association of Event Venues and the Event Supplier and Services Association. It's aim is to provide organisations working in the events & exhibitions industry a resource that will allow them to generate and store the appropriate documentation to keep them in line with the recently enforced Construction Design Management Regulations that now apply to this industry.
Although this is a free to use website, you will need to register in order to use the functionality. This is because the site offers an ability to store your completed documents as both a back up resource and an immediately accessible repository should they be needed on site.
You will be able to create method statements, risk assessments and construction phase plans. You do this by following a step by step process, using a series of simple forms. Once the forms are complete, you will be able to output them to pdf and save in your storage area, to email to any address you choose, or print them out directly form screen. Should you be unable to complete the form at that time, you will be able to store it and complete it when the opportunity arises.
Alongside this website there is a companion app available for iOS, Android and Windows and it is available to download at all the usual places. The app does have slightly different functionality in that it cannot store the documents or partially completed forms, however, the remaining features are all available. There may be some variances in between platforms to enable the app to work.
The AEO, AEV and ESSA trade associations are managed by the EIA secretariat. EIA advocates that members of all three associations work within or beyond the requirements of UK law. Where a British Standard, HSE Guidance, Approved Code of Practice, other central or local government guidance or examples of case law suggest that specific working methods or standards are needed to meet the requirements of UK law, the EIA advocates that members adopt these.
In instances where groups of members wish to collaborate on finding alternative, but equally as safe, methods of work that they feel are more suited to the operational constraints of the event industry than those described elsewhere, the EIA will facilitate that collaboration and any benchmarking or HAZOP activity that is required, advise members of their specific duties and liabilities and where requested publish their findings, typically within the eGuide.
The EIA cannot and does not, however officially, advocate any standard or working practice other than those produced by HSE, BSI or other Government agencies and offices, whether published within the eGuide or not, and reminds all organisations, members and non-members alike, that it is their individual responsibility to assess the risks of their work and to establish practices that comply with the law and that prevent work related injury and ill-health.
Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the exhibition industry.
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