Our established Health and Safety Consultancy team provides a broad range of services to help clients navigate their health and safety requirements, including CDM services, inspection, auditing, advice and training in construction and corporate spheres.

We provide a standalone service and also work closely with our Project Management, Technical Due Diligence and Environmental teams on projects spanning all property sectors, ranging from relatively small refurbishment schemes to multi-million pound new developments. We have also advised a variety of businesses on general health and safety matters and in relation to mergers and acquisitions.

We carry out the Principal Designer (‘PD’) duty holder role under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (‘CDM 2015’) – and its 2016 counterpart in Northern Ireland – in planning, managing and monitoring health and safety in the design of construction projects. With our ‘CDM Advisor to the Principal Designer’ service we also support other designers (for example, architects and building surveyors) in carrying out the PD role, providing additional technical support or resources when they do not feel that they have the resources or all of the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and training to carry out the role fully themselves. In doing this we are sensitive to the need to avoid stifling creativity and design innovation.

We also support other CDM 2015 duty holders, including clients, contractors and designers. Our CDM Advisor service ensures that, whatever your CDM role, you are kept fully aware of your CDM duties and provided with the advice and support you need throughout 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. This can include (amongst other things): vetting contractors’ & designers’ skills, knowledge & experience; compiling pre-construction information; notifying projects to the HSE; and assisting with the production and reviewing of Construction Phase Plans.

We also: provide Health & Safety training; assist in drafting Health & Safety Policies; prepare and vet risk assessments and method statements; act as a Competent Person under the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (an advisory role); and carry out Health & Safety Audits, either as part of acquisition due diligence or to assist with ongoing asset management.

Finally, as members of the Association for Project Safety (‘APS’) and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (‘IOSH’), you can rest assured that we are up-to-date with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and innovations.

Please note that 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.