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BSG can act as your appointed CDM Coordinator to help you as a client fulfil your duties under CDM Regulations 2007. BSG’s role as CDM Coordinator (CDMC) is to ensure that you, alongside the project designers and contractors, give due consideration to the health and safety of those who build the structure and those who will maintain and use the structure once complete.
BSG CDM Coordinator package
Our aim is to get more pre-planning into your projects and to focus on the things that really matter. The package provided by BSG covers everything required to ensure that you are compliant with CDM Regulations 2007 and none of the extras, which other consultants will often charge for. As a not for profit organisation we guarantee to keep your costs down and give you the best value for your building and construction business.
What is the role of a CDM Co-ordinator?
The role of the CDM Co-ordinator (CDMC) is to take responsibility for ensuring that the client and all the designers and contractors on the project carry out their functions with consideration for the health and safety of those who will build the structure and those who will maintain and use the structure once it is handed over.
The CDMC has a list of responsibilities and is also charged with assisting the client to comply with their own duties. The CDMC is “the Clients friend and adviser” and is the one person in the design team who is specifically looking at risk and hazard.
CDMCs are constantly looking at ways to reduce risk, not only for the builders but for the end users of the structure and those charged with maintaining and eventually demolishing the structure.
The main duties of a CDM Co-ordinator are to:
- Aid in the appointment of competent designers and contractors
- Make sure adequate arrangements are in place for managing the health and safety for the project
- Notify HSE about the project
- Co-ordinate design work, planning and other preparation for construction, where relevant to health and safety
- Identify and collect the pre-construction information and advise the client if surveys need to be commissioned to fill significant gaps
- Provide parts of the pre-construction information as are relevant, to all those involved
- Manage the flow of health and safety information between those involved
- Advise the client on the suitability of the initial construction phase plan and the arrangements made to ensure welfare facilities are on site from the start
- Produce or update a relevant health and safety file suitable for use at the end of the construction phase.