Safety For Design have acted as Planning Supervisors under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 as CDM Coordinators under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, and now as Principal Designers under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.
We have developed an excellent reputation with our pragmatic and proactive approach, helping our Client’s design and construction teams to comply with their statutory duties.
As the Client’s key advisor on health and safety, including design risk management, we see ourselves as an integral part of the design and construction team, developing a professional and supportive liaison role with the team, including the designers and Principal Contractor.
A key element of our role as a Principal Designer is to have an in depth understanding of the principles of prevention in the context of the elimination of hazards that cause risk from the; design, construction, maintenance, end user, and disposal aspects of a project.
We work closely with designers so that there is an understanding of these principles. The clear intention on our part is to assist designers to design out hazards, or to minimise the effects of residual risks for construction, maintenance, cleaning workers and the end user.
A key activity for us is information management. To this end, we have developed a CDM Policy that will effectively review, distribute and collate relevant health and safety information. This will ensure that the Pre-Construction Information (SD03), the Design Risk Register (SD13) and the Health and Safety File (SD14) are providing the right information to the right people, at the right times.