All commercial and residential building and maintenance projects require that you appoint a qualified CDM co-ordinator to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase with regard to health and safety. There are many advantages to using the same firm that undertakes the design and we are happy to quote for this service.
The extent of our involvement in this role will vary from job to job, depending also on whether it is a domestic or commercial project.
In practical terms this normally means assisting you (as the client) in identifying, obtaining and collating the pre-construction information, providing designers, the principal contractor and contractors with that information,, ensuring that designers comply with their duties and co-operate with each other, liaising with the principal contractor for the duration of the appointment and preparing the health and safety file, which we will pass to you at the conclusion of the project.
To properly fulfil the role involves time, effort, it also normally has an element of education as many involved in the construction industry are still somewhat in the dark about their roles and responsibilities.
We like to keep prices realistic and acceptable from the earliest stage of a project by designing to your budget and we make it a priority to give guidance on the expected costs.