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CDMCo-ordinationSmallUKBS Plc are both individual and corporate members of The Association for Project Safety (APS) and provide Principle Designer servicers. UKBS also seeks to ensure that through publication of regular updates that all members are kept abreast of changes in legislation, case law and any associated matters dealing with health and safety on construction sites.

The role of CDM changed fundamentally in 2015 with the creation of the role of Principal Designer. The previous role of Coordinator was created under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM) to monitor and improve Health & Safety issues related to building and construction works. These Regulations came into effect in 1995 giving the Client a statutory responsibility to appoint a person(s) of competence in respect of all Health & Safety issues regarding the design and management of most building projects.

  • Planning, managing and monitoring the pre-construction phase
  • Assisting the client in preparing the pre-construction information and provide this information to the design team
  • • Ensuring that risks are eliminated or controlled through design
  • • Ensuring cooperation and coordination
  • • Ensuring designers comply with their duties
  • • Passing information on to the PC (include in SofW)
  • • Preparing the Health and Safety File
  • • Eliminate, reduce and control risks through design
  • • Take account of the “general principles of prevention” when preparing or modifying a design.
  • • Consider health & safety risks which may affect:
    • • Workers during construction phase
    • • Maintenance and cleaning staff once building is built