It’s a sobering fact that 60,000 people worldwide die on construction sites every year and there are 475 work-related accidents a minute. These tragic accidents, illness and deaths cost businesses ~£2 trillion annually.
In the UK, the construction industry’s performance has shown a steady long-term improvement, but it still remains one of the most dangerous industries in the country. The Health and Safety Executive places substantial focus on this industry in an effort to drive continuous improvement.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
The Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015, also know as CDM, aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping you to:
- sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish
- have the right people for the right job at the right time
- cooperate and coordinate your work with others
- have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed
- communicate this information effectively to those who need to know
- consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed
Centurion Alba Consulting Ltd work with construction Principal Designers, Principal Contractors and clients to ensure compliance with CDM 2015 and maintenance of the highest health and safety standards in accordance with the latest guidance and industry best practice.
Support managing health and safety in construction
The CDM Coordinator role from CDM 2007 was removed in the 2015 revision of the regulations. The CDM Coordinator role was primarily focused on the Health and Safety component of the construction project. Although the role is now removed from the regulations, the health and safety duties associated with this role have now passed to other key parties including the Principal Contractor, the new Principal Designer and the Client.
Centurion Alba works with all of the key parties in a construction project to advise them of their statutory duties and guide them towards compliance with the regulations, approved codes of practice, legal guidance and industry best practice.
Some of the many areas where we can offer our specialist support are listed below:
Construction phase plan development
The construction phase plan is a mandatory requirement for all construction projects. The document needs to be proportionate to the size and scale of the job. We work with clients to develop practical and proportionate construction phase plans.
Construction Safety Management Systems
CDM and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require construction employers to develop safe systems of work for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures. We support construction employers with the development and monitoring of safety management systems.
Construction Risk Management
Our expert practitioners are experienced in construction risk management, risk assessment and the development of practical and proportionate risk control measures. We help construction companies develop and implement bespoke construction risk management systems and documents in accordance with their statutory duties.
Site Inspections & Audit
Documented health and safety plans and risk assessments are only as good their implementation. Employers must carry out regular monitoring to ensure that health and safety controls are working as desired and effective. Centurion Alba help construction companies develop, implement and operate robust monitoring and audit systems.
Construction Safety Training
Centurion Alba offer a broad range of accredited and bespoke health and safety training programs relevant to the construction sector. We offer both classroom and online courses, delivered by experienced trainers.
Handover Documentation Preparation
The Health & Safety File is a mandatory requirement for every construction project but many projects also require Builder User Manuals, O&M Manuals and commissioning documents. We assist contractors and designers with the development of high quality handover documentation bedpoke to their specific project.
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