CDM4Events App - Now Live!07 Sep 2015
With the combined efforts of AEV, AEO and ESSA we released the CDM Resource Pack at roadshows across the UK back in May, we are now very pleased to be able to launch the mobile and web based app to work hand-in-hand with the guide.
This app is the first of it's kind in the industry and is completely free to use.
The app and the website contains content written and produced by industry experts across all sectors, to help achieve minimum compliance. It will take users through a straightforward, step by step, process using a series of simple forms. Once the forms are complete, they can be output to PDF and then emailed to a chosen email address or, on the website, they can be saved to the users storage area or printed directly from screen. Should it not be possible to complete the form at that time, it can be saved and completed when the opportunity arises
The app and the website are free to use resources provided by the three associations with the aim of providing all organisations working in the events & exhibitions industry with a resource to keep them in line with CDM Regulations that now enforceable in this industry.
Available across iOS, Android and Windows operating systems and compatible with smartphones and other mobile devices such as tablets and mini-tablets, it is available to download from each operating system's app store. Alongside the app there is a partner website with additional functionality. Both the app and the website allow the user to create, save and share method statements, risk assessments and construction phase plans.
With the launch of the CDM app and the website we have deployed resources that allow members and non-members alike to produce the appropriate and required documentations.
Together, the Association of Event Venues (AEV), the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) 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 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.