Safer Sphere is pleased to welcome this month Simon Jones who has joined the business in the role of 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.
North West based Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2015 (CDM 2015) Advisors, Safer Sphere celebrate their 5th year in Construction Health Safety this December. The CDM Health and Safety experts have gone from strength to strength over the past few years, not only doubling their client base but have also doubled in size too. The business has hired 4 new team members to add to their existing team in the past year, with more hires planned in the New [...]
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.
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 [...]
A Construction Phase Plan is required for every construction project. When appointed by a client, this plan is provided by the contractor, or, where there is more than one contractor, the Principal Contractor, before the construction phase begins. It should be displayed clearly and should be made available to site workers or any visitors. It is created from the information provided by the client during the pre-construction stage and includes any information provided by the Principal Designer. When implemented, it [...]
Manslaughter The commercial director of a construction company has been jailed for three years and three months after being found guilty of manslaughter. Commercial director Conrad Sidebottom was found guilty of manslaughter while self-employed safety consultant Richard Golding was convicted on health and safety charges. Deborah Jeffrey, specialist prosecutor at the CPS, said: ‚ÄúAnghel Milosavlevici‚Äôs tragic death was preventable and inexcusable. ‚ÄúWhile working on the excavation of the house, his safety was the responsibility of Conrad Sidebottom, the commercial director of Siday, and [...]
A developer has been jailed for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex. A developer has been jailed for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex. The Health and Safety Executive visited the site in February last year following complaints from local residents. They complained about debris falling from upper storeys and of the danger to workers being left without any protection from falling [...]