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We support you with meeting all your CDM responsibilities, so you can relax in the knowledge that you’re meeting all the requirements of the CDM regulations.

Whatever your CDM role – Client, Principal Designer or Principal Contractor, our CDM Consultants are here to help!

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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) regulate the management of health, safety and welfare on construction projects. These current regulations replace the previous set of regulations which were the CDM Regs 2007 in April 2015.

Key elements to securing Construction Health and Safety

The key elements of securing construction health and safety are as follows:

  1. Managing the risks by applying the general principles of prevention;
  2. Appointing the right people and organisations at the right time;
  3. Making sure everyone has the information, instruction, training and supervision they need to carry out their jobs in a way that secures health and safety;
  4. Duty holders cooperating and communicating with each other and coordinating their work;
  5. Consulting workers and engaging with them to promote and develop effective measures to secure health, safety and welfare.

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Fast, Free And Fixed Price Quote Service
We’ll quote you within 1 working day, and the quote you receive will be the price you are charged.

Membership Of Either IIRSM Or IOSH
To deliver the highest levels of CDM support services to our clients, we ensure that all our consultants, as a minimum, hold memberships of these relevant health and safety organisations.

Multiple Industry Experienced CDM Consultants
All of our CDM Consultants are experienced in working for multiple industries which give you the assurance that they can meet all of your requirements.

Free Client Portal And Project Data Storage
All CDM services come with free access to your own live, secure and encrypted, client portal. Provide 24/7 access to your health and safety data and reports whenever you want to whoever you want, you’re in control.

Up To Date Advice Of Safe Systems Of Work
The experience and skills of our CDM Consultants come from the time spent on sites realising the problems and issues you face. This experience enables us to develop and review risk assessments and SSoW and formulate site-specific documentation and procedures which will work for you.

24/7 Access To Our CDM Consultants
You’ll have access to our CDM Consultants when you need it, whenever you need it!

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CDM Consultants – Frequently Asked Questions

Below we’ve outlined some commonly asked questions about CDM Consultants. Still got a question, contact us and request a call back from one of our CDM Consultants.

How our CDM Consultant will help you the PRINCIPAL DESIGNER?

How we’ll help you the Principal Designer
There are many duties laid on the Principal Designer by the regulations and other related requirements. Our CDM Consultants are here to assist you as the Principal Designer through the whole process, guiding you and giving you confidence that the project will be completed safely and in accordance with the current regulations.
What will our CDM Consultants provide you as Principal Designer?
‣ Extend cooperation and facilitate collaboration with other people working on or related to the project in the same construction site or in an adjoining one, and to the level required to aid any one to fulfil a specific function or duty. [Regulation 8(4)]
‣ Monitor and provide information to the Principal Designer pertaining to any aspect the advisor knows with regard to the construction project, and which is likely to affect their own health and safety as well as of others. [Regulation 8(5)]
‣ Keep updated about any new instruction or information at the earliest possible as in an easy-to-comprehend manner. [Regulation 8(6)]
‣ Our CDM consultants are capable of planning, executing and monitoring the pre-construction stage; organise the key aspects pertaining to health and safety during this phase; and ensure that the construction project is executed in a responsible manner so as not to cause any health and safety issues to others to an extent as practicable. [Regulation 11(1)]
‣ When determining the project design, organisational aspects and technical issues to plan whether diverse stages and items of work shall occur simultaneously or one by one; and
• assessing the total time necessary to execute each work or stages,
• the consultants will consider the core theories of prevention and, in cases where it is pertinent, they will take into account the plan content of the construction stage or any file related to health and safety. [Regulation 11(2)]
‣ Identify control and eliminate the potential risks that can occur to the health and safety of another person:
➊ executing or deemed to be affected by the construction project;
➋ responsible to clean and maintain the structure; or
➌ utilising the construction structure as their workplace. [Regulation 11(3)]
‣ Ascertain that all designers involved in the project abide by their duties and responsibilities as mentioned in Regulation 9. [Regulation 11(4)]
‣ Cooperate with and determine that everyone operating in the pre-construction stage work collaboratively with the Principal Designer, clients and each other. [Regulation 11(5)]
‣ Guide the client to provide clear and comprehensible information related to the pre-construction phase as necessary under the Regulation 4(4); and
‣ As far as it is under the control of the advisor, facilitate appropriate pre-construction details in a convenient and quick manner to every Contractor and Designer hired, or to be hired to work on the project. [Regulation 11(6)]
‣ Build strong liaison with the Principal Contractor to decide upon the duration of appointment of the Principal Designer and provide relevant information to the Principal Contractor regarding effective planning, executing and evaluating the construction stage and facilitate organisation of health and safety measures to be taken during this phase. [Regulation 11(7)]
‣ Provide guidance to the Principal Contractor pertaining to designing the plan for the construction phase with the aid of valuable information that the Principal Designer or the advisor holds relevant to create the plan. This should also include pre-construction details gathered from the client or any other information collected from designers as per the Regulation 9(3)(b). [Regulation 12(3)]
‣ In the pre-construction stage, develop a file for assessing health and safety issues relevant to the key features of the project. This must include data pertaining to the project which tend to be useful for any successive project, ensuring health and safety of anyone. [Regulation 12(5)]
‣ Ascertain that the health and safety documentation is reviewed, revised and updated regularly and appropriately till the time the advisor’s appointment to take charge of the project and controlling changes comes to an end. [Regulation 12(6)]
‣ In case the appointment duration of the Principal Designer ends before the project finishes, handover the health and safety documentation to the Principal Contractor. [Regulation 12(8)]
‣ Provide a single copy of the health and safety documentation collected from the Principal ‣ Contractor to the client when the project concludes. [Regulation 12(10)]

What else can our CDM Consultants help the Principal Designer with?

‣ Provide expert guidance to the Principal Designer pertaining to the required health and safety knowledge, skills, resources, experience and organisational capability of anticipated Designers before making necessary arrangements to commence the design phase.
‣ Guide the Principal Designer on the required health and safety knowledge, skills, resources, experience and organisational capability of anticipated Contractors before agreeing upon the final list of tenderers.
‣ Assist the Principal Designer on the necessary health and safety knowledge, skills, resources, experience and organisational capability required for the preferred or lowest negotiating/tendering anticipated Principal Contractor before organising how the work needs to be executed and managed.
‣ Put on hold the commencement of the construction stage until the Principal Contractor provides appropriate plan for the construction phase and ensures that adequate protection will be extended to all people during the work.
‣ Prepare additional health and safety documentation copies to be handy for all.
‣ Create different abstracts of the health and safety document and provide copies to tenants of the client. The content of such abstracts need to be decided upon after consulting the legal advisors of the client.
‣ Maintain records of the health and safety document.
‣ Regularly update the document to include data from various non-notifiable jobs to structures and premises.
‣ Convert health and safety files on other projects to match the client’s current electronic format

How our CDM Consultant will help you the PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR?

How we’ll help you the Principal Contractor.
There are many duties laid on the Principal Contractor by the regulations and other related requirements. Our CDM Consultants are here to assist you as the Principal Contractor through the whole process, guiding you and giving you confidence that the project will be completed safely and in accordance with the current regulations.
What will our CDM Consultants provide for your project?
‣ Receive essential pre-construction information from the principal designer.
‣ Produce a construction phase plan and revise as necessary during the project period.
‣ Advise on making suitable arrangements to ensure that:
‣ The construction work can be carried out, so far as is reasonably practicable, without risks to the health and safety of any person affected by the project; and
 The facilities required by Schedule 2 of the Regulations are provided in respect of any person carrying out construction work. [Regulation 4(2)]
‣ Advise on what reasonable steps the principal contractor should take to ensure that:
‣ The principal contractor complies with any other principal contractor duties in Regulation 12 to 14 regarding the construction phase plan, health and safety file, health and safety during the construction phase and consultation and engagement with workers.
‣ Liaise with the principal designer on all CDM and health & safety matters until the project completes or the principal designer’s appointment ceases.

What else can our CDM Consultants help the Principal Contractor with?
‣ Produce task-specific risk assessments and method statements for the principal contractor.
‣ Review and advise on health and safety suitability of risk assessments and method statements received from sub-contractors.
How we’ll help you the Principal Contractor.
There are many duties laid on the Principal Contractor by the regulations and other related requirements. Our CDM Consultants are here to assist you as the Principal Contractor through the whole process, guiding you and giving you confidence that the project will be completed safely and in accordance with the current regulations.
What will our CDM Consultants provide for your project?
‣ Receive essential pre-construction information from the principal designer.
‣ Produce a construction phase plan and revise as necessary during the project period.
‣ Advise on making suitable arrangements to ensure that:
‣ The construction work can be carried out, so far as is reasonably practicable, without risks to the health and safety of any person affected by the project; and
‣ The facilities required by Schedule 2 of the Regulations are provided in respect of any person carrying out construction work. [Regulation 4(2)]
‣ Advise on what reasonable steps the principal contractor should take to ensure that:
‣ The principal contractor complies with any other principal contractor duties in Regulation 12 to 14 regarding the construction phase plan, health and safety file, health and safety during the construction phase and consultation and engagement with workers.
‣ Liaise with the principal designer on all CDM and health & safety matters until the project completes or the principal designer’s appointment ceases.
What else can our CDM Consultants help the Principal Contractor with?
‣ Produce task-specific risk assessments and method statements for the principal contractor.
‣ Review and advise on health and safety suitability of risk assessments and method statements received from sub-contractors.

What qualifies Acorn Safety Services to support my next CDM project?

All our CDM consultants and health & Safety consultants as a minimum hold Incorporated Membership (IMaPS) and membership of either IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management or IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health).
It is a fundamental requirement that all our consultants have an understanding of the design process as well as construction, and possess relevant professional and educational qualifications.

What type of projects have our CDM Consultants worked on?

Our CDM Consultants have worked on projects across all sectors including education, residential, aviation, rail, commercial, retail, healthcare and leisure; with extensive experience in all forms of contract arrangements including PFI, Design & Build and Construction Management. So you can be confident that we have the expertise, knowledge and experience to assist you whatever your project is, big or small.
We have experience in new build, refurbishment, demolition and fit-out, including works to heritage buildings. This provides you with the reassurance that our CDM consultants have a track record in working on all stages of the project which can be complex.
Our track record is second to none and gives the business significant experience and understanding of health and safety, and how it impacts on design and construction.

What areas do our CM Consultants cover?

From our central base in Northampton, our CDM Consultants offer CDM consultant support services UK wide. With support from our Birmingham and London offices enables significant coverage nationally.

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