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CDM Consultants

Trust us with the health & safety of your site

Your duties towards the health and safety of those living in and or working on your property should be your number one priority, so it important to have experts on hand who can help you understand and fulfill those duties. The changes to the CDM Regulations in 2015 were significant in that they now apply to all construction works both domestic and commercial, irrespective of the duration or number of operative on site.

The key aim of CDM is to integrate health and safety into the design and management of the project in a collaborative effort. Working as your Principal Designer, one of our experts will act as a focal point for coordinating all health & safety and risk management information, at the design and construction phase of your project, to ensure compliance with requirements under CDM 2015. They will also advise on the appointment of a competent designers and contractor as well as management issues.

Safe from the very start

It is wise to appoint a Principal Designer at the earliest stage possible, as this will ensure better coordination and greater peace of mind for you and the other duty holders. Our involvement throughout the design and planning stage can help avoid the potential for increased costs associated with reworking designs due to health & safety matters.

What you can expect from your Principal Designer:

  • Advise you on your duties and all health & safety matters relating to your project
  • Plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase of your project
  • Identify, eliminate or control foreseeable risks relating to your project
  • Ensure designers carry out their duties, through coordination and cooperation
  • Prepare and provide relevant design and health and safety information to other duty holders in preparation for the construction phase of your project
  • Notify and updating the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) of your project, if and when required
  • Liaise with the Principal Contractor throughout the construction phase
  • Prepare and update the Health & Safety File for issue on completion of your project
For more information call 020 3102 7701 (London), 01277 223594 (Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex) or email info@howecharteredsurveyors.co.uk