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All those who work in the construction industry have their part to play looking after their own health and safety and in improving the industry's health and safety record.

A CDM client is someone who is having construction or building work carried out, unless they are a domestic client. A domestic client is someone who lives, or will live, in the premises where the work is carried out. The premises must not relate to any trade, business or other undertaking. Although a domestic client does not have duties under CDM, those who work for them on construction projects will.

On all projects clients will need to:

  • Check competence and resources of all appointees

  • Ensure there are suitable management arrangements for the project welfare facilities

  • Allow sufficient time and resources for all stages

  • Provide pre-construction information to designers and contractors

Where projects are notifiable under CDM 2007, clients must also: 

  • Appoint a CDM co-ordinator

  • Appoint a principal contractor

  • Make sure that construction work does not start unless a construction phase plan is in place and there are adequate welfare facilities on site

  • Provide information relating to the health and safety file to the CDM co-ordinator

  • Retain and provide access to the health and safety file

For more information on Clients Duties click here.

CDM Co-ordinator Duties

A CDM co-ordinator is only required where the project is notifiable. Their main duties are to:

  • advise and assist the client with their duties

  • notify details of the project to HSE

  • co-ordinate health and safety aspects of design work and co-operate with others involved with the project

  • facilitate good communication between the client, designers and contractors

  • liaise with the principal contractor regarding ongoing design work

  • identify, collect and pass on pre-construction information

  • prepare/update the health and safety file

For more information on CDM Coordinator click here.

Jewel Safety Solutions CDM Coordinators can not only provide the CDM Coordinator service but we go beyond our duties and assist the client in fulfilling their duties. 

Our CDM Coordinators have a wealth of experience and are Registered Members of the Association  for Project Safety

If you are interested in our CDM Coordinator services then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Site Safety Inspections

Whether you are a Contractor or client, Jewel Safety Solutions can provide a cost effective site safety inspection service.  We are totally impartial and will let you know what improvements need to be made on your site to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

For more information on Health and Safety issues in Construction, Click here.

CHAS and PQQ Support

CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is a Government run scheme. Each month thousands of contractors and consultants apply for work with public and private sector organisations. In order to be awarded the relevant contract, the companies and individuals applying must meet health and safety standards. The CHAS scheme was developed to avoid each individual contract having to assess individual supplier’s health and safety competence.

Whilst it is possible for you to make the application yourself, the process is lengthy and there is a very high chance of being declined, particularly if you have no experience of the application process or your health and safety program does not meet the exacting standards required.

If you require a support service to enable you to gain the CHAS accreditation first time. We are here to assist

When you decide that you need help with your CHAS application, we can supply that help quickly and efficient. We  will work with you personally to create the effective and robust documentation that is demanded by the CHAS accreditation process. We will be there to help you and guide you every step of the way through completing the documentation.

If you require more information CHAS then click here.

If you require PQQ support we do the same as we do with CHAS Support.

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