Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) Services
Keating Projects are now providing Principal Designer and Principal Contractor Services in accordance with the 2015 revision to the regulations, plus a CDM Consultancy Service providing advice and assistance to Clients and Principal Designers.
The client must appoint a Principal Designer for all construction projects which will involve more than one contactor/sub-contractor. The Principal Designer takes the lead in planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety during the pre-construction phase (design and planning stage) The Principal Designer must have the relevant skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capability to carry out all the functions of the role.
The Principal Designer must be a “designer” as defined by the regulations. This could be an architect, consulting engineer, building surveyor, or quantity surveyor, or anyone who specifies and alters designs for construction projects as part of their work, or instructs persons under their control to do so.
The Principal Designer must have/be given control over health and safety in the pre-construction phase. However they do not have to carry out actual design work on the project. As qualified and experienced designers, project managers, and construction health and safety practitioners, Keating Projects are well placed to take on this key role.
If you are appointed as the Principal Designer by a client, then you will be required to carry out most of the duties previously dealt with by the CDM Co-ordinator.
If you are a design practice and don’t have the necessary in-house expertise to fulfil the CDM / Health and Safety aspects of the new Principal Designer role then Keating Projects can help you by offering a consultancy service, to provide this expertise and undertake some or all of the Principal Designer functions on your behalf.
The CDM Regulations 2015 put a greater emphasis on the role the client has to play in ensuring health and safety during construction. As an experienced CDM Consultant, Keating Projects provide advice and assistance to ensure that clients comply with their duties under the regulations.
We can ensure that clients’ management arrangements cover that all key areas; that tasks are allocated correctly; and that clear, workable provisions are put in place for monitoring their continuing effectiveness. We can review the contractor’s Plan on behalf of the client to ensure that it is appropriate for the project and includes adequate arrangements for the management of the anticipated H&S risks. We can also undertake periodic health and safety audits during the design phase and/or audits/site inspections during construction to assist in the client’s duty to monitor other duty-holders’ compliance.
Site Inspections & CDM Compliance Checks
Keating Projects can undertake periodic Site Health and Safety inspections and/or audits during construction on behalf of either the contractor or the client.
Health and Safety Consultancy
An expert team of H&S professionals enables Keating Projects to assist clients in improving their existing H&S management systems or devising entirely new systems.
H&S training is also provided in areas such as safety awareness and management, the requirements of CDM regulations and risk assessment.