CDM: whether client, designer or contractor, we can help. Effectiveness, Efficiency, Confidence
Our CDM Consultant, Garry Hunt, attends pre-planning and design meeting with you, ensuring that Health and Safety is fully considered at this early stage and that your responsibilities under the regulations are met.
If you are appointed as Principal or Sole Contractor, we can work with you to:
• Develop the construction phase plan • Collate information for the Health and Safety file • Assist you with site preparation • Deliver inductions and site training • Undertake inspection and monitoring visits • Complete specialist surveys such as those required by noise and vibration regulations
We can also engage with other agencies on your behalf, such as UK Power Networks, for the completion of specialist risk assessments and controls.
CDM applies to all projects involving construction work. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations came into being in 1994 and were updated in 2007 and 2015. The regulations identify a number of ‘duty holders’ who have responsibilities for aspects of the design/pre-construction and construction phases of a project.
Who are the Duty Holders?
The Client – the person or entity having the construction work done.
The Principle Designer – where appointed, having responsibility for planning, managing and monitoring during the pre-construction phase.
The Principle Contractor – where appointed, having responsibility for planning, managing and monitoring during the construction phases.
Designers – must take account of the general principles of prevention and pre-construction information in order to eliminate, so far as reasonably practicable, risks to persons carrying out or liable to being affected by construction work, maintaining or cleaning a structure, or using a structure designed as a workplace. If it is not possible to control those risks then the designer must, so far as reasonably practical, reduce or control the risks.
Contractors – must plan, manage and monitor works carried out by them or by workers engaged by them and must cooperate by the principal contractor, where appointed.
Dr Garry Hunt is a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner, a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and a Recognised Safety Practitioner (RSP).