Construction Design Management

Safety Concepts works with major contractors, small contractors and architects, as well as with clients and developers. We can provide you with up-to-date expert knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), and how to comply with this legislation, as well as all other regulations which affect your construction project.

 


When does CDM 2015 apply?

You need to know about CDM 2015 if you are:

  • Having construction work carried out on your commercial land or premises (Client)
  • A domestic householder employing contractors to carry out construction work (Client)
  • An architect or designer (Principal Designer)
  • A contractor - for example builder, scaffolder, plumber, electrician - whether you are working for a large company or alone for a domestic client (Contractor or Principal Contractor)

What construction work does CDM 2015 apply to?

Construction Work  is defined in the CDM 2015 Regulations as: "the carrying out of any building, civil engineering or engineering construction work” and includes but is not limited to:

Counstruction

Dismantling

Landscaping

Redecoration

Plumbing

Demolition

Telecommunications

Fitting-out

Maintenance

High pressure cleaning

Conversion

Excavation

Electrical Work 

Alteration

Site clearance

Renovation

Gas work

With many years’ experience in health and safety in construction, we can advise on your role under CDM 2015 and assist you in any aspect.

Our construction health and safety services:

  • Client and main contractors' duties and legislative awareness workshops
  • Site safety and health arrangements and required documentation
  • Help with selection of safe, designers and contractors
  • Controls of specialist contractors
  • Specialist additional consultants for construction, and project supervision, legionella, asbestos sampling and management, radiation, and electricity
  • Environmental audit and management systems
  • Full 24 hour availability during the life of the project
  • A dedicated construction safety qualified consultant to develop individual requirements by providing project management support and expert planning to achieve your company aims
  • Accident investigation reporting
  • Full reporting facilities and document control systems
  • We have a very wide experience of safety and health duties at NHS and contractor levels, we can protect against all pitfalls involved in construction within health service projects.

Following the information and construction planning stages we can remain on hand to organise site safety auditing to tell you exactly how and where the project succeeded. This will allow continuous improvement across future projects and works.

FAQs

  1. 1
    I am a self-employed general tradesman and only work on small-scale domestic projects. Do I have to worry about CDM?

    Yes, the regulations apply to all construction work (which includes maintenance, plumbing, and electrical work for example), including domestic projects. Your responsibilities may not be too onerous but you still need to comply with the law.

  2. 2
    I am having an extension built on my house. Do I have responsibilities under CDM regulation?

    Yes, a domestic client is covered by CDM 2015 but your client duties are usually transferred to the principal contractor. You may still be liable for any health and safety failing on your property so make sure you know exactly what your duties are or who you can transfer them to.

  3. 3
    Where is the role of CDM Co-ordinator in the new regulations?

    There is no longer any defined role as CDMC. If you are the Principal Designer (for example the architect), you now have responsibility for this role. 

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