Health and Safety Consultancy including CDM

Health and Safety Consultancy including Construction Design and Management (CDM).

TCC take great pride in supporting our clients and delivering what they need to the highest possible standard.

Our safety team is vastly experienced across several industries maintaining CPD verified competence with professional institutes such as IOSH, IIRSM and APS. We can provide you with a friendly, flexible, and cost-effective resource to ensure that your requirements are met and in doing so, comply with legal requirements and best practice standards whether this is for general health and safety or construction (Construction Design and Management). We will give you the peace of mind you need to be able to move forward with your challenge.

Client CDM Advisor

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) sets out clear duties for Clients, but it also acknowledges that most Clients will not be experts in construction. They must however have access to competent health and safety advice for their projects.

A Client CDM Advisor will guide and assist the Client in complying with their legal duties and provide an oversight to ensure other appointed duty holders meet with their legal obligations.

Our Health and Safety Consultants are fully qualified and experienced in all disciplines under CDM 2015 and as such we are fully conversant with what each duty holder should be doing. As your Client Advisor we will start by ensuring that you are aware of your duties and then compile a Client Brief document for your project. Throughout the project, we will support you to ensure that all your duties are fully discharged from concept through to completion for example advising on the collation of Pre-Construction Information, Principal Contractor assessment, Construction Phase Plan review, reporting on health and safety arrangements via site visits, supporting the completion of the Health and Safety File etc.

Principal Designer

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) requires a Client to appoint a Principal Designer where there will be more than one contractor.

The Principal Designer must ‘plan, manage and monitor’ health and safety during the pre-construction phase of the project.

We at TCC have a track record which demonstrates a very broad experience of different types of projects where we have delivered the role of Principal Designer and the former CDM Co-ordinator (CDMC) under CDM 2007. We will support and promote cooperation with all duty holders and coordinate the pre-construction phase of your project. We will work closely with the Client in the production of a thorough Pre-Construction Information Pack (PCIP) ensuring project parties are equipped with the right information to help bid, design, and deliver your project.

Principal Designer Advisor

It is common on some construction projects for the client to ask the lead designer to also undertake the role of Principal Designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

An organisation may not have the right competencies to be able to deliver the role. In these circumstances the lead designer often outsources the role to a competent individual or organisation.

We at TCC have a track record which demonstrates a very broad experience of different types of projects where we have delivered the role of Principal Designer Advisor. We will support and promote cooperation with all duty holders and help to coordinate the pre-construction phase of the project. We will work with in collaboration with the Lead Designer and Client in the production of a thorough Pre-Construction Information Pack (PCIP) ensuring project parties are equipped with the right information to help deliver the project safely. As the Principal Designer Advisor, we will advise and support the appointed Principal Designer to ensure their duties are fully discharged.

Principal Contractor Advisor

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) sets out clear duties for the Principal Contractor (PC), as they are the key duty holder for the construction phase of a project.

The Principal Contractor must ‘plan, manage, monitor and coordinate’ throughout the construction phase so is essential that the Principal Contractor has access to competent Health and Safety advice.

Our experienced construction health and safety consultants have a vast experience of the construction industry and are able to support you in managing all aspects of health and safety on your project. The nature of this role will very much depend on the size and complexity of the project as well as your specific needs as a PC for example, you may need assistance with your Construction Phase Plan (CPP), require advice and guidance, periodic site inspection or audits etc.

We at TCC can offer you a bespoke service to support your project specific needs.

Site Inspection

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires all employers to have suitable arrangements in place to be able to manage risks to their employees and others that may be affected by their undertakings.

Carrying out site inspections throughout a project is essential to ensure that your health and safety arrangements remain effective and successful.

Our experienced health and safety consultants can provide you with the support that you need through independent, impartial site inspections. Regardless of whether you are a Principal Contractor or a Contractor, we will provide you with a snapshot of on-site performance and conditions helping you to identify gaps, make improvements, and most importantly, give you confidence that you are compliant. A good standard of site inspections will highlight the importance of having a good safety culture and can assist with cost reduction.

As a part of our inspection, we will highlight good practices as well as make recommendations (where possible) as to how you can implement changes to improve. Our site inspections include an electronic report written on completion.

Audit

An audit is an in depth look at your safety management system and how it is being applied in the workplace. Audits can be used as a measurement to identify any gaps and establish areas where improvements can be made. An internal audit is also helpful when preparing for external audits (such as ISO 45001:2018 certification or surveillance) or pre-qualification scheme applications (such as CHAS, Safe Contractor, SSIP etc.) to meet client requirements.

Audits are different to inspections as they are an in-depth analysis of management arrangements against established standards or regulations.

Our qualified Lead Auditors can complete impartial audits on your behalf or support your existing internal safety resource. Where we identify gaps, we will make recommendations (where possible) as to how you can implement changes to improve your safety management system ultimately to support you with achieving your goals.

Risk Assessment

Risk assessments are a specific, mandatory requirement set out in the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. There are also other regulations that require specific risk assessment such as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Display Screen Equipment, Noise etc.

The quality of a risk assessments is far too often overlooked, and it is a common finding by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) during any enforcement, intervention etc. that an individual or organisation has failed to ensure they are suitable and sufficient to ensure prevention of accidents.

The risk assessment process underpins everything we do in health and safety so having comprehensive risk assessments that cover all of your activities is essential. Our Health and Safety Consultants have many years of experience in a multitude of different work environments. We can help you to review your existing risk assessments or we can also help if you need to start from scratch. Whatever your needs, our consultants will help to give you the confidence that you are looking after your workforce as well as being compliant with the law.

Contractor Support

Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires employers to have access to competent health and safety advice. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) call this a ‘competent person’. They would need to have sufficient training, experience and knowledge and other qualities to assist you with legal compliance. For many companies employing a permanent or even part time health and safety professional, the costs can be prohibitive, so this is where we can help.

You must have a ‘competent person’ to ensure compliance with Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Our experienced health and safety consultants can assist you with all your health and safety needs including pre-qualification, tender applications, accreditation (such as CHAS, Safe Contractor, SSIP etc.), certification (such as ISO 45001:2018) to meet client requirements, safe systems of work, risk assessment, method statement (RAMS), etc.

Advice and Support

In some cases, particularly with smaller companies, employing a competent safety advisor even part time is just not cost effective. Also, with larger organisations, extra support may be needed during busy periods or even to help in specialist areas such as where construction, refurbishment, and demolition; pre-qualification scheme application or other non-standard activities are to take place that the incumbent safety advisor needs support with.

Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires employers to have access to competent health and safety advice (known as the ‘Competent Person’).

TCC take great pride in supporting our clients and delivering what they need to the highest possible standard. Our safety team is vastly experienced across several industries maintaining CPD verified competence with professional institutes such as IOSH, IIRSM and APS. We can provide you with a friendly, flexible, and cost-effective resource to ensure that your requirements are met and in doing so, comply with legal requirements and best practice standards. We will give you the peace of mind you need to be able to move forward with your challenge.

Workplace Inspection

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires all employers to have suitable arrangements in place to be able to manage risks to their employees and other that maybe affected by their undertakings. There is also a clear requirement for employers to proactively monitor the arrangements they have in place for safety as opposed to just looking at accident and incident statistics which is reactive.

Inspections are a great tool for managers and supervisors, they can gauge current performance, identify hazards, areas for improvement and potentially avoid workplace accidents and ill-health.

Proactive monitoring methods, such as workplace inspections can be of great value to any organisation. Having them done by an external, competent safety professional can also add further value. An honest, neutral and confidential workplace inspection which is supported by prioritised recommendations can help to identify, prioritise and plan where limited funding is best allocated.

Our qualified health and safety professionals can complete inspections on your behalf. The inspection will provide you with an impartial snapshot of how effective your safety management system is being applied. They also highlight the importance of having a good safety culture and can assist with cost reduction.

As a part of our inspection, we will highlight good practices as well as make recommendations (where possible) as to how you can implement changes to improve. Our workplace inspections include an electronic report written on completion.

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