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CDM Services

Are your aware of your obligations under CDM?

Whether you are a large construction company or a small to medium sized enterprise involved in a construction project, you will need to meet your obligations of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015.

The early appointment of the key parties (see below) is crucial for ensuring the effective planning and establishment of the management arrangements as soon as is practical.

Our highly experienced CDM Consultant will work in partnership with you to ensure safety throughout the design and delivery stages.

We are able to provide you with the support and assistance you need in complying with your duties under CDM 2015 whether you are the:

  • Client
  • Principal Contractor
  • Principal Designer.

“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.”

- Charles Dickins

example duties of key parties

Listed below is a summary of some of the duties of the key parties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
Client Duties
  • Ensure adequate resources for the project
  • Make pre-construction information available
  • Appoint relevant parties (PD & PC)
  • Check competence & resources of all parties
  • Ensure management arrangements for the project are in place
  • Liaise with Designers and Contractors
  • Ensure adequate welfare arrangements
  • Maintain H&S File

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Principal Designer Duties
  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase
  • Ensure coordination and co-operation of all parties
  • Provide advice to client
  • Liaise with the Principal Contractor
  • Ensure Designers comply with their duties
  • Collect pre-construction information
  • Co-operation over design changes
  • Prepare H&S File and pass to client on completion

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Principal Contractor Duties
  • Plan, manage and monitor construction phase
  • Liaise with the Client and Principal designer
  • Draw up a construction phase plan
  • Manage and co-ordinate contractors
  • Undertake site inductions
  • Engage and consult with workers on H&S
  • Develop and implement site rules
  • Displaying the F10 – particulars on site

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Craig Turley
SMC have provided our business with invaluable support in all our health & safety arrangements, including development and successful accreditation of OHSAS 18001 management system. Their work and support has been a major factor in the development of a positive health & Safety culture throughout the business and also a significant decline in accidents, incidents and civil claims.
Craig Turley
Finance Director - Gresham Office Furniture
Tim Dawson
I would highly recommend SMC to other companies for their insight into health and safety and the support they offer. They assisted us in maintaining our accreditation's and promoting safe behaviours amongst the workforce. Everyone is extremely helpful and accessible in times of need.
Tim Dawson
Technical Director - DASA

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