CDM Advice

CDM Consultancy Services

HCS Safety provided CDM Coordinator services for many years, and since the introduction of CDM 2015 now offers a consultancy role to assist Clients and Principal Designers to understand and carry out their duties under these regulations.

A project requires notification to the HSE if it will last for longer than 30 days and involve more than 20 persons at any one time, or involve more than 500 person days.

A Principal Designer and Principal Contractor are required to be appointed by the Client if there will be two or more contractors working on the project.

Our professional approach to assist Clients / Principal Designers is based on a genuine desire to improve safety and protect the health of those involved in construction and maintenance work. Over the years we have been involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from new build construction on both green and brown field sites, refurbishment, housing and M&E works.

Our clients include  BBC Monitoring, BAE Systems, MFD (International) Ltd, Airbus Defence and Space and many design practices.

If you’d like assistance in complying with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, please call us on 023 80 894695.

Clients Duties

Clients duties include:

  • Notifying details of the project to the HSE
  • Making suitable arrangements for managing a project.

This includes making sure that:

  • Other duty holders are appointed
  • Sufficient time and resources are allocated.

Clients must also make sure that:

  • Relevant information is prepared and provided to other duty holders
  • The Principal Designer and Principal Contractor carry out their duties
  • Welfare facilities are provided

Principal Designer duties

Designer duties, plus:

Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project.

This includes:

  • Identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks
  • Ensuring Designers carry out their duties.

Prepare and provide relevant information to other duty holders.

Liaise with the Principal Contractor to help in the planning, management, monitoring and co-ordination of the construction phase.