Wills Design Partnership

Designers and CDM 2015

Designers have an important role with regards to the management of Health and Safety. Their decisions can affect the health and safety of not only those carrying out the construction work, but those who use, maintain, repair, clean, refurbish and eventually demolish a building / structure.   Who is a Designer? A designer is an organisation or individual whose...

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Designers working with Domestic Clients

Designers have a key role in the effective management of Health & Safety during all stages of a construction project. When working for a Domestic client, due to Regulation 7(2), a designer may unknowingly be acting as the Principal Designer and be subject to the duties placed upon them under Regulation 11 & Regulation 12.  Who is...

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SMAS Worksafe Consultant

We are pleased to have gained a SMAS certificate as a Worksafe Consultant. This means that we have met the SSIP core criteria recognised by the HSE and other SSIP accreditation schemes. Meeting the SSIP Core Criteria demonstrates that we are serious about Health & Safety and have an effective Health & Safety Management System to...

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Does my project require HSE notification?

With the changes to the CDM regulations, back in 2015, I have noticed there seems to be some confusion over the HSE’s requirements for notification. There also appears to be a misunderstanding regarding the link between notification and the need to appoint a Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor. Clients regularly ask me whether they need...

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Does CDM apply to my project?

This is a question we have been asked many times, by many different clients, in various different industries. Invariably, and possibly unfortunately, our answer is usually yes, as CDM reaches further then you may think. Worryingly, statistics published by Osborne Clarke found that up to 85% of businesses affected by the regulations do not consider themselves to be in the construction industry.But...

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