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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - client responsibilities, Stage 4: project completion
    Flow chart - client responsibilities,Stage 4: project completionAs the client, you need to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible until completion of the project. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the fourth and final stage of the project.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Client Responsibilities, Stage 4: Project Completion is a simple and easy to follow, step-by-step guide to client duties. It takes you from the start of site work through to the end of the project. The boxes are simply...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Appointing a principal designer letter
    Appointing a principal designer letterIf your construction project is likely to involve two or more contractors, you must appoint a principal designer (PD). Our template letter provides a suggested format for this formal appointment. Legal reasonsThe requirement to appoint a PD is described within the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM). These state that all clients of construction work must make this appointment in writing, in addition to appointing a principal contractor. To help you...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction site - signing in book
    Construction site - signing in bookIf you're running a construction project, it's important to know who is on site at any given time. Manage this process with our signing in book.ControlWhen contractors arrive on site they will usually want to go straight to where they're working and get started. However, if they are allowed to do this, it's almost impossible to monitor who is on site at any time. This creates complications, such as whether everyone has attended a site induction, are aware of the site rules,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Principal contractor assessment checklist
    Principal contractor assessment checklistIf more than one contractor is involved in your construction project, the client must appoint a principal contractor. But how do you ensure that your appointee is competent for the role? Use our principal contractor assessment checklist.CDM RegulationsUnder the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 if a project will involve more than one contractor, the client must appoint a principal contractor (PC). The role of the PC is to take charge of work on site...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Appointing a principal contractor letter
    Appointing a principal contractor letterIf you're a construction client for a project which will involve two or more contractors, you must appoint one of them to take overall control. Use our template letter to do this.Legal reasonsThe requirement to appoint a principal contractor (PC) originates from the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM). These state that you make the appointment and put it in writing. To help you do this we've produced an Appointing a Principal Contractor Letter....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Summary of principal designer's responsibilities
    Summary of principal designer's responsibilitiesThe principal designer (PD) is appointed by a construction client when a project will involve more than one contractor. The individual or organisation takes overall responsibility for health and safety during the pre-construction phase of the project.  what's covered in our document?Our Summary of Principal Designer's Responsibilities explains the duties of the PD under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The PD has an important role in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - CDM Regulations 2015
    Safety briefing - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015This briefing provides a short introduction to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM). What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 is to give some background information on the CDM Regulations for construction workers and others who have involvement with construction projects. Why following the regulations is importantCDM is designed to protect construction...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Client brief
    Client briefThe client brief is designed to help others involved in a construction project understand the client's vision and aims for the work. Use our document to ensure you've covered what's needed.What's covered?Our document outlines what you should include in your client brief, so as to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The Regulations require that one is issued for every construction project no matter how small. For short simple jobs the brief may be verbal, but in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor appraisal questionnaire
    Contractor appraisal questionnaireBusinesses are under a legal obligation to check the competence of their contractors, and the simplest way of doing this is to use a questionnaire. To make it less of a burden on both sides, our contractor appraisal questionnaire has been designed to ask for the minimum amount of information.Using the formThis questionnaire should be used to assess contractors with five or more employees. Smaller organisations are not legally required to have all of the documentation the form...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Client's CDM compliance checklist
    Client's CDM compliance checklistThe CDM Regulations apply to all construction projects and clients have a key role to play. Our checklist will help you to understand and meet your legal duties.CDM RegulationsWhen the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 Regulations, clients were given additional responsibilities for health and safety. There are extensive requirements for projects, even those on a small scale. Note. "Construction work" includes everything you would expect,...
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