PRINCIPAL DESIGNER AND CDM SERVICES
Geoff Beardsley & Partners have an established reputation and background in providing professional construction site health and safety services having served as Planning Supervisors since 1992, and CDM coordinators since 2007.
Since the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, there has been a requirement by law to appoint a CDM Coordinator / Principal Designer to notify the HSE on non-domestic construction projects that are planned to last longer than 30 days or 500 person days of work.
A CDM Coordinator, or Principal Designer, is a qualified Health and Safety officer whose role is to advise the client on health and safety issues during the design and planning phases of construction work. Providing CDM services also requires knowledge and experience of planning, management, construction, and communications. A Construction Phase Plan is a standard part of our CDM service offering.
Our professional CDM Coordinators have an understanding of the design and management roles, advise on the competence of the duty holders, prepare the project Health and Safety paperwork and will make the required notification to the HSE.
The purpose of the CDM regulations is to focus the attention of the whole team on the health and safety aspects of the project, to improve the planning and management of projects, to facilitate the early identification of hazards, and to place responsibilities and efforts where they can most benefit health and safety. The overall aim of the CDM Coordinator / Principal Designer role is to integrate health and safety throughout the management structure and to encourage everyone involved in the project to work together to achieve these aims.
Site Waste Management Plan – Client Advice
If you are involved in a construction or demolition project, in the UK, worth £300,000 or more, there is a legal duty to complete a Site Waste Management Plan, often abbreviated to SWMP. If your project is worth £500,000 or more, the requirements become more detailed. Site Waste Management Plans apply to all aspects of construction work including preparatory work such as demolition and excavation.
Prosecutions can result in £50,000 fines, or on-the-spot penalties, and both companies and individuals can be held liable.
Geoff Beardsley & Partners (UK) LLP have experienced individuals who are able to produce SWMP for our Clients, ensuring that they meet their duties Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008.