The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) consultation on the replacement of the CDM Regulations 2007 commenced on 31 March 2014 and ended on 6 June 2014. The new regulations came into force on Monday 6th April 2015. The draft Legal (L) Series guidance was published on 9th January in order to help anyone who has duties under the Regulations to prepare in advance.
A transitional period will run for six months from 6 April 2015 to 6 October 2015.
For projects starting before 6 April 2015, where the construction phase has not yet started and the client has not yet appointed a CDM coordinator, the client must appoint a principal designer as soon as it is practicable.
If the CDM coordinator has already been appointed, a principal designer must be appointed to replace the CDM coordinator by 6 October 2015, unless the project comes to an end before then.
BBS Site Services will continue to provide CDM services using the experience gained by our knowledgeable staff. BBS has provided CDM related services across a broad spectrum of construction sectors and will continue to do so by offering:-
Client CDM Advisor
The provision of a construction health and safety advisory service to the Client, assisting them in fulfilling their role.
I.e. assisting with the Clients’ brief; selection process; ensuring relevant surveys are commissioned; collation of relevant pre-construction information and making sure it is communicated to all roles; ensuring relevant management arrangements are in place and remain relevant (Site audits); undertake construction phase plan review; manage the notification process; ensure principal designer and contractor comply with their duties; manage the production and issue of the Health and Safety File.
The provision of the Principal Designer role (Direct to Clients).
i.e. co-ordinating the work of others in the project team to ensure that significant and foreseeable risks are managed throughout the design process; discuss the risks that should be addressed during the pre-construction phase; decide on the control measures to be adopted; agree the information that will help in preparing the construction phase plan; ensure that the general principles of prevention are followed; ensuring everyone involved in working on the pre-construction phase cooperates with each other; establish that effective communication is occurring and that information is shared within the project team; assist the client with their duties to provide pre-construction information and advice on the adequacy of information the client already holds and advise on any gaps, assist the Principal Contractor with the preparation of the Construction Phase Plan; preparing the health and safety file, reviewing, updating and revising it as the project progresses.
Consultant Principal Designer
The provision Principal Designer consultancy services to designers appointed as Principal Designer
i.e. providing the above services as a nominated sub-consultant to another designer with control over the pre-construction who will be appointed as the "Principal Designer" to fulfil the Principal Designer role on their behalf.
Contractors CDM Advisor
The provision of construction advisor to Contractors/Principal Contractors working for Domestic Clients.
i.e assisting them fulfil the Client duties as described above and assist them with the preparation and production of construction phase plan (required for all construction projects including domestic client work); fire plans; risk assessments; method statements; assisting with their legal requirement to provide information, instruction, training and supervision, assisting with workers training needs and assessing against the needs of the job and employers to meet the gap in skills and knowledge through appropriate training.
A copy of the HSE Draft Guidance on The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 can be viewed and downloaded from our Technical Documents page.
We can tailor the seminars to meet the specific needs of our clients, providing bespoke training solutions for organisations either on site or at a venue of your choice.
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