Experienced in providing quality health and safety risk management support and advice, the Malcolm Hollis CDM team provides a range of services both as (and for) Principal Designers and other CDM dutyholders to help progress construction projects through to successful and safe delivery.

From relatively small refurbishment schemes to multi-million pound new developments, since 2007 our established CDM team has been involved in projects spanning all property sectors.

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (and its 2016 counterpart in Northern Ireland) the role of the CDM Co-ordinator (CDM-C) has been replaced by a new role – the ‘Principal Designer’.  The Principal Designer now has the responsibility for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects and, as such, must have an understanding of how health and safety is managed during the design process, and also to possess the skills to be able to oversee and co-ordinate health and safety during the pre-construction phase of the project and the ongoing design.

Our experienced Project Management team provides comprehensive services for a broad range of projects including the Principal Designer where the type or size of the project demands.

The new CDM regulations mean that lead designers on projects (e.g. architects or building surveyors) are likely to assume the role of Principal Designer – taking over many of the duties and obligations previously carried out by specialist CDM-Cs.  Not everyone will feel comfortable that they have all of the relevant skills, knowledge, training and experience that they need in order to discharge their duties properly.  This is where our previous experience as CDM-Cs comes into play as we have developed an ‘Advisor to Principal Designer’ service to address this specific need.  In this capacity we will ensure that lead designers properly fulfil their duties and obligations in integrating and managing health and safety in construction projects, whilst also trying to ensure that this does not stifle creativity and design innovation.

Under the CDM regulations there are a number of other duty holders, including ‘clients’, contractors and designers.  Our CDM Advisor service will ensure that, whatever your precise role is you will be kept fully aware of your CDM duties and provided with the advice and support you need throughout the entirety of a project.  We offer a flexible approach, providing different levels and types of CDM services that can be tailored to meet each client’s specific requirements.

Finally, as members of the Association for Project Safety you can rest assured that our CDM team is up-to-date with all relevant legislation and innovations.

Please note: Different legislation covers construction health and safety in the Republic of Ireland.  Our Dublin office offers a full range of Project Supervisor and associated advice for both the design (PSDP) and construction (PSCS) project phases.  Just get in touch with us and we’d be delighted to provide further details.