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CDM 2015: What does it mean?

CDM 2015: Client duties & how MSAFE can assist

The biggest changes in health and safety in a decade? 

Regulations are changing meaning that CDM in 2015 is going to be very different.

But what does this mean to you and your business? And with this in mind, how can MSAFE help.

Summary of client dutiesHow MSAFE can assist
Make suitable arrangements for managing a project including ensuring:
a) allocation of sufficient time and other resources
b) the construction work can be carried out so far as is reasonably practicable without risk to the health or safety of any persons affected by the project
c) welfare facilities are provided
1. Setting up project reviews at key stages envisaged to be minimum of (concept - pre tender - pre construction). Larger projects will require further involvement.
2. Providing advice on adequacy of programme and resources required.
3. Developing a Construction Design & Management Focus Plan for the project that sets out:
a) Client's brief
b) Pre construction information available or required
c) Key health and safety considerations in relation to the site, proposed design and action for managing the same.
d) Summary of how the client duties have been or will be met
e) Potential access to welfare and adequacy of the same
The client is to ensure that these arrangements are maintained andreviewed throughout the project. 1. Setting up project reviews at key stages envisaged to be minimum of (concept - pre tender - pre construction).
2. Reviewing status of Construction Design & Management Focus Plan.
3. Undertaking site inspections and producing a report using our bespoke IPad App tool giving information to the client on conditions on site and the effectiveness of management arrangements in place.
Provide pre-construction information as soon as is practicable to every designer and contractor appointed, or being considered for appointment, to the project 1. Making recommendations in Construction Design & Management Focus Plan for the type of pre-construction information that should be available.
2. Assisting in the developing of relevant pre construction information.
Ensure a construction phase plan is drawn up by the contractor/principal contractor 1. Assist in ensuring that the construction phase plan is in place and comment on the relevance and adequacy of the same.
2. If necessary assist in the development of the construction phase plan.
Ensure the principal designer prepares and health and safety file for the project 1. Assist in ensuring that the health and safety file is in place and comment on the relevance and adequacy of the same.
2. Review the file at key stages.
3. If necessary assist in the development of the health and safety file format.
4. Host the health and safety file.
Ensure that the Principal Designer complies with their duties in Regulation 11 & 12 1. Developing a Construction Design and Management Focus Plan and reviewing the Principal Designers action against any relevant issues identified in the same.
2. Hosting design hazard review workshops as part of the project.
Ensure that the Principal Contractor complies with their duties in Regulation 12 to 14 1. Hosting a CDM Pre Start Meeting with the Principal Contractor and reviewing their proposed plan for compliance.
2. Review and comment on the adequacy of the construction phase plan.
3. Undertaking site inspections and producing a report using our bespoke IPad App tool giving information to the client on conditions on site and the effectiveness of management arrangements in place.
Regulation 5 Appointment of the principal designer and the principal contractor
Where there is likely to be more than one contractor the client must appoint a principal designer and principal contractor in writing
Regulation 8 General duties
Take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that those who will carry out the work have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience, and, where they are an organisation, the organisational capability to carry out the work in a way that secures health and safety
1. Assist in drafting proposal / tender documents for designer and contractor appointments.
2. Advising on suitable appointments.
3. Advising on organisational capability, skills, experience and resources.
4. Monitoring application of skills, knowledge, experience and resources.
5. Providing skills, knowledge and experience relevant to health and safety in design and construction to enhance the project team or fulfil any shortfalls that may be present.
Regulation 6 Notification
The client must ensure that notification is issued if the project is expected to last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project. Alternatively if the project exceeds 500 person days.
1. Review with the client if a project is, or is likely to be notifiable.
2. Make arrangements to notify the project and issue the notification to relevant enforcing authority and duty holders.
3. Update the notification as necessary.

 

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