Simon Jones has joined Safer Sphere from Lendlease as Associate Director and CDM Construction Safety Consultant. Simon has worked in the construction industry for over 45 years and has a wealth of experience across multiple sectors. Simon has worked on various high profile projects in his career including Liverpool John Lennon Airport, City of Salford Community Stadium, the Trafford Centre, Media City and Manchester Royal Infirmary.
We are pleased to have been appointed the role of Principal Designer Advisor by Galliford Try, on their brand new ‘Heights’ development in Burnley. The development will see the former Ridgewood School site turned into a brand new primary and secondary school for over 150 children
Management of Health and Safety on Construction projects is governed by the content of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM15). CDM15 applies to all construction work, and this includes building, demolition, extensions, repair and maintenance. While a Principal Contractor may be in the driver’s seat during the Construction Phase of a project, they may not have the resources to complete the construction, contracting out the development to other specialist contractors. The actual work of building and maintaining a structure will usually be aided [...]
Safer Sphere has been appointed the roles of CDM Client Advisor and Principal Designer Advisor on the new National Horizon Centre construction at Teeside University. The new facility will be used for scientific innovation, research and teaching. The project will also see the redevelopment of the surrounding land including parking facilities and landscaping.
Part 2 of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM15) covers Client duties in relation to the pre-construction and the construction phases. Sufficient time and resources must be made for managing a project. Arrangements made by a Client can be considered suitable if the work on the construction site can be carried out without risk to health or safety of any person affected by the project and that the minimum welfare facilities required for construction sites (Schedule 2 [...]
Safer Sphere has been appointed Client CDM Advisors and Principal Designer Advisors for the £235m residential scheme around Angel Meadows in Manchester. The development will consist of more than 750 flats in several high-rise buildings next to the Co-op’s NOMA building. This will be an exciting project to work on with building work commencing in early 2018.
Safer Sphere has been appointed Principal Designer Advisor for the new theatre project at Wharfedale Hospital in Otley. The project will involve the build of a new operating theatre, whilst the hospital remains open. A great project to be involved with and work commences at the end of this year.
Good management of Health and Safety on site is crucial to the successful delivery of a construction project. In liaison with the Client and v, Principal Contractors have an important role in managing the health and safety risks of the construction work. The Principal Contractor is the contractor formally appointed by the Client, who performs or manages construction work. The Principal Contractor is like any other contractor and must comply with the contractor’s duties. The Principal Contractor has a central role [...]
When a project comes under CDM15, a Health and Safety file must be produced (see HSE Guidance L153 “Managing Health and Safety in Construction”). The duty to prepare a health and safety file during the pre-construction phase is that of the Principal Designer, who will only be appointed for those construction projects with more than one contractor. So, in practice, the health and safety file will only be formally required for those projects which have more than one contractor. [...]
There are three main roles within the CDM Regulations that have responsibility for health and safety. The Client, The Principal Contractor and the Principal Designer. While the Client has overall responsibility, the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor have responsibilities depending on the phase of the project. CDM15 introduced us to the new role of Principal Designer while saying goodbye to the CDM Coordinator role. Every project must have a Principal Designer appointed where required in order to meet the requirements [...]