CDM Methodology

For each project where we are appointed CDM Co-ordinators, Goddard Consulting will:

On Appointment

  • Inform the Client of his duties under the Regulations, and answer any queries relating to those duties.
  • Notify the Health and Safety Executive of the project as a whole (initial Notification) and then issue updates as the Principal Contractor is appointed and as any significant changes to the project occur.

Soon after our Appointment

  • A partner will visit the site in order to gain an understanding of the project as a whole, and identify at an early stage any foreseeable hazards which might affect the health, safety and welfare of those involved in the project (operatives, occupants of the building, the public etc.).

Throughout the Project

  • Provide advice and assistance to the client to enable him to comply with his duties under the CDM Regulations 2007.
  • Ensure that adequate arrangements are in place for managing the project – we will advise the client on the adequacy of the management arrangements in place, and inform him if we feel they are insufficient, or any clarification of roles is necessary.

During the Design Stage

  • Identify and collect the Pre-Construction Information and advise the client if further surveys need to be commissioned to fill significant gaps.
  • Liaise with the Designers and attend design co-ordination meetings as appropriate throughout the design process and ensure that Designers comply with their duties under CDM Regulations 11 and 18.

At the Tender Stage

  • Prepare the Pre-Construction Information Packs and issue copies to all those involved with the design of the structure; and to every contractor (including the Principal Contractor) who may be, or has been appointed by the client. This includes tendering contractors.
  • Assess the competence and resources of tendering contractors, and advise the client accordingly.

Prior to the Commencement of Construction

  • Liaise with the Principal Contractor in relation to the production of the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan.
  • Advise the client on the suitability of the initial Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan and the arrangements made to ensure that welfare facilities are on site from the start of the construction phase.

During Construction

  • Advise the Client and the Principal Contractor of the Health and Safety implications of any significant change in design.
  • Attend site meetings where necessary.
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of the Health and Safety File.

At the Completion of Construction

  • Collate information requested from the Designers and the Principal Contractor for the Health and Safety File.
  • Review the information prepared in the Health and Safety File, deal with any key errors or omissions, and hand over the final Health and Safety File(s) to the Client.