The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) place a greater emphasis on clients addressing health, safety, risk and welfare on their projects. Clients have the opportunity to develop and achieve a positive health and safety culture, improve standards and reduce the unacceptable level of incidents and accidents in the construction industry.
Clients have numerous obligations under CDM 2015. However, their fundamental responsibilities are to prepare and provide relevant information to other duty holders, and ensure those duty holders have the relevant skills, knowledge, experience and resources to carry out their roles. RSK can assist clients in fulfilling these obligations to ensure that the CDM management system is implemented cost-effectively and is compliant with ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001.
RSK can help clients, designers and contractors to discharge their duties. Whether as a CDM adviser, a principal designer or a health and safety consultant that works independently from the design and construction organisations, RSK focuses on achieving outstanding health and safety performance on all projects. Our construction industry background and experience ensures that we do not lose sight of the overall project objective.
As a CDM adviser, RSK provides a pro-active and experienced health and safety resource to all client activities throughout the project life cycle. This includes advice on duty-holder appointments, production and review of duty-holder documentation, and sensible monitoring through audit and inspection.
As a principal designer, RSK can plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety matters during the preconstruction phase. This extends to close liaison with the principal contractor during the construction phase, if required.
In addition to undertaking the duties of CDM adviser and principal designer, our specialists can provide a comprehensive health and safety role by drawing on the broader skills and knowledge available in RSK.
We can assist you with
- All duties required by CDM 2015
- Assessing competence and resource assessments of duty holders
- Preparing and assessing pre-construction information, construction phase plans, and health and safety files
- Site audits and inspections
- Preparing electronic health and safety files and developing information databases
- Accredited construction health and safety training
- Facilitating and contributing to regular hazard workshops with designers
- Facilitating early discussion on the requirements for health and safety files
- Ensuring that preconstruction information and construction phase plans concentrate on significant and unusual risks, and the drawings and specification communicate health and safety information
- Ensuring adequate consideration of health and safety in design changes, particularly in relation to maintenance issues.
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