The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regs) come into force on 6 April 2015 and apply to all building and construction projects, regardless of the size, duration and nature of the work. Contact TL Safety Limited on 07749 838367 or 01204 227002 to assist with updating your procedures and for construction advice and support. TL Safety are CHAS and SMAS accredited CDMc's and Health and Safety Consultants and can be found at tlsafety.co.uk
The main changes, outlined in general by the Health & Safety Executive, are as follows:
The Regulatory package The new proposed Regulations and supporting guidance are all in draft form before they come into force and may be subject to changes. They offer duty holders the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the main requirements before they come into force and consist of:
Industry guidance has been produced for the five dutyholders under CDM and one for workers, that set out, in practical terms, what actions are required of them to deliver a safe and healthy construction project. These have been written by the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) with small businesses in mind.
The draft six documents are available for download below:
How does this affect construction companies? Construction companies will have to comply with the revised CDM Regs from Monday 6 April 2015.
Employers will need to provide information, instruction, training and supervision, with workers having their training needs assessed against the needs of the job and employers to meet the gap in skills and knowledge through appropriate training.
Written construction phase plans will be required for all construction projects (including domestic client work) and a principal designer and principal contractor appointed when there is more than one contractor on a project.
The full responsibilities of each key duty-holder, as defined by the regulations, are explained in the Industry Guidance documents.
What does it mean for domestic clients – homeowners? For the first time, the new CDM Regs will apply to domestic client projects, although client duties will normally be transferred to the contractor or principal contractor, or if the client wishes to make a specific appointment, the designer.
All building and renovation work shown in property development programmes will be covered by the revised CDM Regs.
Main Transitional Arrangements
When CDM 2015 comes into force on 6 April 2015, there will be a transitional period that will run for six months from 6 April 2015 to 6 October 2015.
For projects starting before 6 April 2015, where the construction phase has not yet started and the client has yet appointed a CDM co-ordinator, the client appoint a principal designer as soon as it is practicable.
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TL Safety are pleased to welcome Intelligent Comfort Group as one of our retained clients. We were recently appointed as their health and safety advisors.
Intelligent Comfort Group Limited are specialist providers of Daikin and Panasonic air conditioning products, with over 50 years experience in providing specialist advice, design assistance and superb pre and post sales technical support from the industry’s very best product specialists. Since their conception the company has seen dramatic growth achieved through total commitment and a passion for offering the best possible service to their diverse client base. Their company philosophy is one of total commitment to customer care. By offering total commitment to helping their clients’ needs, they have grown, allowing for greater investment in staff, training and technology
TL Safety are pleased to welcome Marsh Environmental (Products & Services) Ltd as one of our retained clients. We were recently appointed as their health and safety advisors
Marsh Environmental has become one of the most trusted and respected names in the cooling and air conditioning industry. They have an incredible wealth of experience and expertise in their field and offer an extensive range of high quality air conditioning products, services and solutions for a wide range of applications throughout the UK. Their products and services can be found at http://www.marsh-eps.co.uk/index.html
Due to continued requests from our Clients TL Safety are now able to facilitate an Employment Law/HR service to compliment our online health and safety services.
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Your business needs staff, but not the headache that comes with employing them. The Employee Management Package that we can offer will ease the burden of HR management and give you peace of mind when it comes to employment disputes.
The key features of the Employee Management Package are:
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TL Safety provide consultancy services for BS 1090 and CE Marking of fabricated structural steel work. We can prepare your factory production control (FPC) and quality management system to meet the requirements for CE Marking which became mandatory on the 1st July 2014. TL Safety are currently working with structural steelwork fabricators to meet CE Marking compliance. TL Safety are based in the North West but operate throughout the whole of the UK
We will recommend and advise on notifiable bodies who can certify your system and provide a full audit of your system to ensure you are ready for certification.
TL Safety have now extended our services to include Responsible Welding Coordinator training courses for up to Execution Class 2. Through our partnering welding consultancy organisation we can now provide a Responsible Welding Coordinator on a retained basis, welding consultancy and weld testing services. This means that we can now coordinate the whole CE Marking project from start to finish. Further details can be found on our website at http://www.tlsafety.co.uk/ce-marking-and-bs-1090.html
Contact our Managing Director Tony Lundy now on 07749 838367 or 01204 227002 and let us assist you with your CE Marking.
TL Safety can assist your organisation to gain BS EN 1090 (CE Marking)
CE Marking will be a legal requirement for many organisations an importer, distributor, manufacturer or fabricator of steel products who changes the original properties of a structural component. Changing the original properties includes but is not limited to:-