Mapping specialist Landmark Information Group has added a Digital Utility Overview Plan to its utility search reports in a bid to help construction businesses meet the new requirements of the CDM 2015 regulations.
Landmark has said that under the new rules architectural, surveyor and civil engineering businesses must ensure they have access to relevant pre-construction surveys to ensure they fully comply with CDM 2015. Failure to do so is a criminal offence, which is punishable with unlimited fines and, for individuals, potential imprisonment.
The new service from Landmark provides a visual line representation of the information found in each utility report, received on a single plan, including Ordnance Survey background mapping. According to Landmark, this will help save time and make it easier for professionals to quickly identify which utilities feature on an area of land.
“With the recent adoption of the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 that deliver more stringent health and safety laws to the construction process, our Utility Reports provide assurances to our clients that the most thorough search has been undertaken to identify any services during the due diligence and pre-construction phase of any project,” said Landmark senior product manager Paul Blewett.
“Included in the new CDM 2015 is a requirement to ensure all practicable steps are taken to prevent danger to any person excavating land - this includes gathering pre-construction information. Our PAS128-compliant* Utility Reports are the most thorough reports available and can help to contribute to minimising project delays, injuries or service disruption as a project progresses, whilst adhering to the CDM 2015 rules.”