Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 – CDM Regulations
Your Safety Advisor Ltd specialises in the provision of Construction Health and Safety Services, including CDM Services for Contractors, Designers (Architects, Surveyors and Engineers) and Clients working under the requirements of the CDM Regulations.
WHAT ARE THE CDM REGULATIONS?
The Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations are the main regulations that define the Health, Safety and Welfare requirements for construction site within the UK. The CDM Regulations also define the roles and responsibilities of specific duty holders, such as Clients; Designers and contractors. The purpose of the CDM Regulations which are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are to help improve health, safety and welfare within the construction industry and the regulations deal with the full cycle of the project from the initial design through detailed design and then the construction phase. The CDM Regulations also affect the subsequent maintenance, refurbishment and demolition of structures.
The above CITB video helps to explain the main requirements under the CDM Regulations.
CDM ADVISOR & CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Your Safety Advisor Ltd can take on the role of CDM Advisor or CDM Consultant to assist the Client and/or Design teams in their roles. We are also able to become an integral part of the lead designers team, as their health & safety consultant, thereby enabling them to fulfill the role of the Principal Designer, where they may otherwise not have the necessary skills, knowledge and training to undertake the role. Our CDM Advisor services can assist during the design stage by reviewing designs and completing Design Safety Reviews; completing Contractor Competence Assessments; Safety Audits; Site Inspections; and assist with the preparation of the Pre-Construction Information Pack and subsequent Health & Safety File at the end of the job.
Our Principal CDM Advisor is an experienced Safety Practitioner and Designer, having worked for several major multi-disciplinary consultancies as a design engineer. He has also fulfilled the role of the Planning Supervisor and CDM Coordinator under the previous incarnations of the CDM Regulations.
Our expertise and experience therefore enables us to provide support and assistance to Client’s and/or Designers/Principal Designers as defined under the CDM Regulations 2015.
However in addition to this, we also support Contractors and Principal Contractors working under the CDM Regulations. We can help to plan, manage and monitor the construction phase of your projects. We can also:
- Submit the F10 notification to the HSE
- Prepare Construction Phase Plans (CPP)
- Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS)
- Prepare COSHH; Noise; Manual Handling and Work at Height Assessments
- Manage Permit to Work Systems
- Collate information for the Health and Safety File
- Carry out Contractor Assessments
- Undertake Site Safety Inspections and Safety Audits
- Provide Training and Tool Box Talks
- Work with and Assist Sub-contractors with their Health and Safety Systems
- Support the Contracts Manager/Site Manager with all aspects of Health and Safety