Good health & safety management doesn’t happen by accident.
It needs careful planning, attention to detail and commitment from the top.
What it doesn’t need is fancy jargon, reams of paperwork and hefty consultancy fees. No Nonsense CDM Ltd., headed up by Mick Storey are based in London and provide no nonsense, down-to-earth and cost effective CDM consultancy in today’s challenging business environment.
We’re not all conkers bonkers.
Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of jobs-worths out there getting Health & Safety a bad press; donkey derbys banned, pancake races cancelled, step-ladders outlawed, kids being made to wear goggles to play conkers and countless other reports of dis-proportionate, risk averse behaviour. While many of these stories have been miss-reported, others are the result of well intentioned, but misinformed and/or poorly trained Management, making bad choices.
Health and safety professionals understand the frustration felt by many about nanny state stories. We also understand the real aims of health & safety – taking reasonably practicable measures to ensure that significant risks are adequately controlled. Check out some more ‘elf n safety myths here.
The Business Case
Managing health and safety is an important part of looking after any business and it makes good sense. Construction is a highly creative and problem solving industry and fully embracing the CDM Regulations can bring substantial commercial benefits. Acting as your CDM Consultants we can help you reap these benefits by providing key advice on compliance and health and safety risk management.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007.
All projects must have –
- workers with the right skills, knowledge, training and experience
- contractors providing appropriate supervision, instruction and information
- a written construction phase plan
If the Project involves more than 1 contractor –
- principal designer and principal contractor must be appointed
- a health and safety file must be issued at the end of the contract
The Project must be notified (F10) to HSE if –
- it will last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project
- OR exceeds 500 person days
Are you up to speed with the new requirements? Download a Quick Guide here.