Health & Safety
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM)
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations covers all construction work, not just that work which will last longer than 30 days, and as client you have duties that have to be met. We can help you by advising you on how to meet your requirements.
Principal designers are a legal requirement under the CDM Regulations 2015.
Commercial individuals or organisations involved in Construction Projects must make suitable arrangements for management of a project to ensure that those carrying it out manage health and safety risks in a proportionate way.
Additionally, depending on the extent of the work and its timescale, a project has to be notified to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The recognised method for meeting these requirements is that a commercial client must appoint a principal designer.
The principal designer plays an important role in influencing the management planning and monitoring of health and safety throughout the course of a construction project.
Whether it be formulating the pre-construction information or collating and including information into the Health and Safety File, the principal designer is necessary to ensure client duties are carried out accordingly to meet and satisfy the legislation.
At Pennycuick Collins, we can act on your behalf in this role and carry out the necessary activities to ensure your duties under this legislation are met.
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments are required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We can carry out the fire risk assessment survey for you to identify hazards which need to be addressed to reduce the risk of the outbreak of a fire and to aid in the evacuation of your staff from the property.
Fire safety management
If you are the freeholder of a commercial property with several tenants you have responsibilities under the legislation to ensure cooperation between the individual tenants. We can help you by undertaking the necessary work to ensure that the relevant information is obtained and meetings held to ensure that your duties under the act are met. This can include arranging for 6 monthly fire drills and creating and updating the records for you.
Asbestos management plans and registers
Asbestos management plans and registers are required by for all work places by The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. We help by writing Management Plans tailored to your use of the property and assemble the Asbestos Register if you already have information on the location of asbestos. We can arrange for the necessary asbestos surveys to be carried out if required.
Houses and flats
Houses and flats let by landlords will be expected by HSE to have an asbestos management system in place to meet the guidelines of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. We can help you meet this requirement by writing the Management Plans and arranging the surveys required.
Health and Safety Surveys
Health and Safety Surveys of your property can help identify hazards that exist and are a risk to your staff or visitors to your property. Health and safety Legislation is updated frequently and a Health & Safety Survey can help identify those areas of non compliance and advise you on how to comply with the legislation. We can undertake these surveys on your behalf and provide professional advice in the actions required to remove hazards and to help you comply with current legislation.
For assistance with any of the above, please request a call back from our Building Consultancy team using the form on the right.