HOW CAN WE HELP?
By providing CDM and Principal Designer duties we are enabling our clients to comply with their legal requirements. Health & Safety management is a requirement of any employer and, by instruction, we will implement processes and procedures that will ensure hazards are identified and the required risk-reducing measure advised.
As a CDM consultant, we would aim to be a key advisor in respect of Construction and Design related Health and Safety matters on behalf of the Principal Designer. The following functions would be undertaken in accordance with the regulations as required:
Provide the client and other members of the Design Team with advice and assistance as required to help comply with their duties under the regulations.
Ensure any appointed Designers, Principal Contractors and Contractors are deemed to be competent for their given discipline when requested to do so by the client (Regulation 8), and where they are unfamiliar to us.
Assist with coordinating design work, planning and other preparations for construction with respect to Health and Safety matters.
Attendance at an appropriate number of Design and Construction meetings (additional cost), to aid effective communication and co-operation.
Assist in identifying areas of significant risks to enable the Principal Designer, other Designers, and Contractors to mitigate these risks where possible.
Attend site to become familiar with the local conditions, identify significant hazards, and collect and review the pre-construction information, including relevant information from any existing Health and Safety files where available.
Carry out a design review with the Project Design Team to identify any potential risks in construction, maintenance and replacement, alongside measures to remove or mitigate those risks (Regulation 11).
Issue a Pre-Construction Information Report to the relevant team members with relevant site & project specific pre-construction information (Regulation 4(4)).
Monitor and review the minutes of meetings to identify any areas of significant Health and Safety risk.
Issue the project F10 Notification to the Health & Safety executive on behalf of the client and circulate to all interested parties where requested, as required under Regulations 6(1).
Health & Safety
As approved inspectors, we would undertake the following project reviews.
- Site set up.
- Health & Safety folder
- Risk assessment and method statements
- Qualifications and competencies
- Construction phase plan
- Management considerations
- Access and egress arrangement
- Welfare consideration
- Safe systems of work
- COVID – 19 considerations
- General site arrangement
On completion of the review, a written report with photographs will be completed. It will identify any non-conformities found. From this an action plan will be produced and responsibilities assigned with closeout dates indicated
Health and Safety culture advice based on reviews of current safety policy, staff talks, site visits, maintenance records, training record and company training Matrix.
An accident reporting services is also offered. This is where a full investigation is undertaken regarding an accident or incident and the route cause is identified with recommended improvement measures alongside advice on the likely outcome of any legal prosecution given.
We have previously been responsible for generating and delivering a variety of project work on client sites where we have taken on full accountability and responsibility for management and delivery of project works.
Developing an understanding of the full scope of works in line with the desired project business case is essential. As such, we work closely with developers, designers, and sub-contractors to define and document the scope of work.
We can produce tender documentation on behalf of our clients and carry out full tender analysis of all sub-contractor returns.
Identify, reduce, and manage all statutory and commercial risks associated with the project they are leading.
Ensure QHSE practices and processes are fully embedded in each project and work within the current CDM process.
Ensure full compliance with Project Management policies and procedures.
Manage the day-to-day operational aspects of the project “end to end”. Activities to include but not be limited to estimating, business development, quantity surveying, sub-contractor management and site manager duties.
Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project.
Ensure client acceptance is adhered to, in writing and in line with the project plans. Mutually agree payment schedules and applications for payment to the benefit of the project.
Ensures project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored and provide timely monthly reports in an agreed format.
Read and understand CPP, familiarise yourself with site, all site staff, contractors and working arrangements.
Site Set up, barriers, safe routes, signage, notice board, location of first aid kit & eye wash station etc as per CPP.
Complete management of Site Safety Management File.
Manage all inductions for contractors including signing of their RAMS, copying, and filing all relevant qualification, CSCS, IPAF, PASMA etc.
Manage the daily signing in process for all contract staff including issues of access passes if required. (File within SSMF).
Daily contractor management, understanding what tasks are being completed and ensuring they are done safely in accordance with contractors approved RAMS.
Liaising daily with the building point of contact, site facilities and security teams for the following items:
- Access arrangements to specific work areas if outside of site demise.
- Fire alarm isolations for work area.
- Power shutdowns or isolations of water or electrical service.
- Any temporary use of fire exits for access or material movements.
- All deliveries expected or skip exchanges.Contractor parking arrangements
- Site visitors weekly toolbox talks and Health and Safety updates/briefings are to be delivered to the contractor team.
- Constant review of working arrangements, or any changes to the works, or working environment that may require a RAMS review.
- Daily site diaries are completed and filed within the SSMF daily along with progress photos of all works to be stored electronically.
Health & Safety Management of site including the following: -
- Are contractors suitably dressed, no shorts etc.
- PPE - Is it fit for purpose? Are contractors wearing the correct PPE?
- Electrical tools and equipment - Is it the correct tool for the job? Does it have a valid PAT test? Is it the correct Voltage?
- Permits & Isolation Procedures (LOTO) (If training has not been completed then other arrangements are to be made prior to works taking place)#Site security from unauthorised entry, ensuring all signage and barriers are in place and safe routes have been identified.
- First Aid Box - Management and replenishment of any items taken from the site first aid box.
- First Aid - Responding to any injury to working staff, ensuring correct procedures followed.
- Reporting of any accident or incident into the site first aid book and report to Project Manager immediately.
- Ensure all site rules are upheld.
- Weekly H&S checklist completed.
- Updating the project directory when required.
- Checking that Contractors insurances are still in date.
- Informing the PM of any changes to the project that may require an update of the CPP.
- Weekly reporting to the PM of project progress and site activity (Flash Report)