CDM Advisor Birmingham

CDM Advisor BirminghamWhat is a CDM advisor?

A CDM Advisor Birmingham – Construction, design and management – Advisor acts as the central role in any construction and design project. They provide the principal designer or client with sound and professional advice on risk mitigation, construction design processes, health and safety application, current legislation and best practice. In addition, they guide you on how to go about their statutory requirement, making sure their project adhere to health and safety procedures, especially to the changes to CDM Regulation 2015.

When the new CDM Regulation was introduced in April 2015, it specified that clients (who acts as the head of a supply chain) must now set the safety standards. In addition, these regulations state that the client (head) is now legally accountable for any approaches or decisions regarding health, safety, and welfare on a project and the effect they may have.

As a result, Clients must constantly review and maintain any site-specific construction project precisely around safety, health and welfare. The reason is to ensure that they remain compliant and effective throughout the project’s time frame, and this where a CDM advisor comes to play.

The CDM advisor Birmingham works side-by-side with the clients to ensure that the health and safety compliances are strictly adhered to during a project. That is, the legal duties are fulfilled as required by the CDM 2015 regulations.

Here is a brief summary of what CDM Advisors do:

  • They assist the clients in identifying, obtaining and organizing the pre-construction phase
  • They monitor, plan and manage the co-ordination of the pre-construction phase
  • They ensure that designers comply with the CDM 2015 requirements
  • CDM advisors ensure that construction work is carried out without the risk to the safety and health of workers.
  • They ensure that suitable welfare facilities are provided before and during construction.
  • They make sure all parties involved in the project comply with their duties.
  • They ensure that safety and health arrangement are reviewed and maintained throughout the project.


CDM Advisor BirminghamWhat are the CDM regulations?

The construction design and management regulation 2015 (CDM 2015) replaced the CDM 2007 on the 6th of April 2015. These regulations – precisely CDM 2015 – extensively cover safety, health and welfare when construction projects are carried out.

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in. Studies show that construction accounts for about 4-5% of the total UK workforce; it is still responsible for 30% of all workplace fatalities.

As you know, construction projects sometimes use dangerous materials, equipment, vehicles, and locations; they often involve working on incomplete structures that may collapse and work at height. Putting these together means that the worksite tends to be filled with many people working on different tasks, making it easy for accidents to occur. This is why the CDM regulations were introduced in the first place.

The CDM regulation ensures that the chaos of a construction project is controllable, from the start of the project to the finish and beyond. It ensures that The right people effectively manage safety and Health protocols and correctly disseminate and follow everyone.

No matter your role in construction, the CDM Regulation 2015 aims to improve safety and health in the industry by helping you to:

  • Have the right people at the exact time for the right job
  • Have accurate information about the risks and how to manage them
  • Reasonably plan the works so that whatever risk involved can be managed from the beginning to the end.
  • Coordinate and cooperate your works with others.
  • Effectively give this information to the persons who need to know it.
  • Engage with the workers on the risk involved and how they are being managed.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working construction site
  • Plan your projects to gather accurate pre-construction information.

CDM Advisor BirminghamWhy is the CDM Regulation essential?

As it has been pointed out before, the construction industries are one of the most dangerous industries to work in. However, by strictly complying with CDM regulations, Contractors and construction companies can ensure that these risks can be kept to a minimum and that site-visitor and workers are protected from harm.

Adhering to these regulations is also a legal requirement. Therefore, every construction project must meet the CDM 2015 requirement.


When do I need a CDM Advisor Birmingham?

Being a duty holder (client, principal contractor, principal designer, etc.) under the CDM regulations ensures that you have specific health and safety responsibilities and tasks to undertake. There will be a need to ask yourself whether you are fit to carry out some or all of these duties. You will need to appoint a CDM advisor Birmingham to assist and advise you if what is ahead of you is beyond your capability and not sure how to be compliant.

As you now know, being a duty holder under the CDM regulations comes with many responsibilities. Failure to discharge these duties assigned to you may indirectly result in a major injury and fatality, potential criminal offence by HSE and a devastating effect on the reputation of your business. Contact RDC Safety Limited today

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