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MSAFE assist Clipper Teas as CDM Coordinator during refurbishment project

MSAFE provide CDM Coordinator services as well as Health and Safety Site Inspection for Clipper Teas in Dorset.
30 March 2015

The Client

MSAFE has worked with Clipper Teas, the UK’s first Fair Trade tea company, during their Building S6 Refurbishment project in Dorset, providing CDM Coordinator services as well as Health and Safety Site Inspections.

Project Description

The project comprised the design and installation of a new mezzanine floor with an existing steel frame building together with the refurbishment of the space to form new production space, office accommodation and staff facilities. The work also included re-roofing and cladding.

Services Provided

CDM Coordinator: MSAFE assist the client in a number of ways as the CDM Coordinator; including setting up project reviews at key stages, providing advice and developing plans.

Health and Safety Site Inspections: MSAFE provide the client with Health and Safety Site Inspections to ensure they are managing he health, safety and welfare of all staff, operatives and the general public at all times.

The Key Challenges

  • Live site
  • Occupied areas
  • Contractor coordination
  • Asbestos
  • Work at height

As the site was an existing production facility for the production and packaging of Clipper Tea products, the wider site had to remain ‘live’ during the works.

We met with the client early on in the project to discuss their duties under the CDM Regulations and explained their responsibilities. We then assisted them and the principle contractor in planning and managing the works to ensure that they were undertaken safely but with minimal impact on the clients existing operations.

The client had arrangements with existing service contractors that they required to work on the project. We liaised with the Principal Contractor to ensure that sufficient management arrangements were in place to allow them and the client to meet their duties under the CDM regulations. 

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