CDM CO-ORDINATOR / PLANNING SUPERVISOR
Edgeworth Street act as Planning Supervisors advising clients, preparing Outline Health and Safety Plans, serving notice to relevant Health and Safety Executives and appraising and adjudicating Method Statements, Risk Assessments and Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans prepared by Principal Contractors.
Furthermore, we attend Site Meetings obtaining necessary information to site health and safety and the production of the Health and Safety File upon completion to the end user.
We act as designers in respect of the CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations 2007, advising clients in respect of CDM Regulations and where appropriate providing Risk Assessments and Method Statements to plan and supervise.
The CDM regulations 2007, place responsibilities on the Principal Contractor to take over and develop the Health and Safety Plan during the construction phase to include all relevant assessments required by law.
Our approach to planning supervision is one of co-operation with a view to ensuring that all of the necessary health and safety practices are in place and where necessary, we will be pleased to attend initial project meetings and add helpful input to areas concerned with the design and construction phases.
The CDM regulations and specifically, the duties of the Planning Supervisor changed in April 2007 and the title of the role changed to CDM Co-ordinator.
The role of CDM Co-ordinator is often (and incorrectly) seen as little more than a paper chasing exercise by clients, contractors and others involved in the planning and project life-cycle.
The real purpose of the CDM regulations is to save lives and prevent serious injuries on site and the role of the CDM Co-ordinator is central to this.
However, over the years since the introduction of CDM, the role has been somewhat diluted.
Often, the wrong people are given the task of being Planning Supervisor. Sometimes, administrators who have never even visited a construction site are delegated the task!
For further advice on CDM Co-ordinator duties, or if you would like to discuss our possible appointment into this role, please call Robert Street or David Carter on 0121 711 7110.