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  • JPP (CDM) Ltd.

    We are Construction Health and Safety Consultants and CDM Advisors to Construction Clients Principal Designers Principal Contractors

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We are an independent firm providing Health & Safety consultancy services to the construction industry. We tailor our services to meet our client”s specific requirements and provide relevant advice which contributes to safer design and construction.

The construction industry covers a wide range of activities, hazards, materials, techniques, employment patterns and contractual arrangements. Effective and economical management throughout the life of a project, from inception to completion, are key factors in achieving success.

An integral part of this process is the management of Health and Safety, resulting in the reduction of distress and suffering, accidents, illness and unscheduled incidents, which waste time and money. Providing CDM advisory services, we contribute to the management of projects and add value to the construction process through improved management of risks.

We apply a reasoned interpretation of the Construction [Design and Management] Regulations 2015 [CDM 2015] and other related Health and Safety legislation appropriate to the type, complexity and circumstances of each project.

 

Founded in the late 1990″s , we are a small company able to offer a personal and individual service, from inception to completion of construction projects.

The directors and staff have in excess of 30 years” experience working on building and civil engineering projects in this country and overseas. Projects have ranged from repair and conservation of buildings of historical importance, churches and cathedrals through office buildings, leisure and housing developments to industrial units, involving most of the traditional and some of the more innovative procurement routes. Please take a look at our Projects for examples and additional details.

All of our staff are appropriately qualified, proactive, flexible and professional, fulfilling their roles with energy, enthusiasm and commitment. Emphasis is placed on understanding and interpreting the requirements of our clients and helping them with practical, common sense advice.

JPP (CDM) Ltd is a registered corporate practice of the Association for Project Safety (APS), Registration Number 041279. As a leading professional institution in the field of construction health and safety risk management, APS strives to continuously improve and promote the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management. It plays a leading role in helping the industry meet the many challenges of implementing CDM2015 effectively and proportionately, and driving the new focus on health.

APS provides quality training and education to members and the most credible, trustworthy support for clients and designers. The objective of APS is to present the construction industry, and procurers of services in particular, with both individual practices and businesses who have demonstrated, through assessment, that they have the capability to undertake CDM 2015 and associated non-statutory roles, either as a stand-alone service or in addition to other design and construction services.

Recently, Land Securities, the UK”s largest property developer Client, announced that they now expect all CDM Advisers and Principal Designer Advisers involved on any of their projects to be members of APS.


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If you are contemplating repairing, altering or extending a building or structure, putting up a new one or demolishing an existing one then the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) place a number of specific duties on you as a Client carrying out “construction work”. The extent of these duties will vary with the type of project involved.

The Regulations apply to most construction projects. The definition of “construction work” is very broad, including site clearance and maintenance work, and they now apply to domestic clients who are having construction work done on their own home, or the home of a family member.

The Regulations recognise that as the Client, you hold the power to influence and control the consultants and contractors you engage or appoint on a project, and therefore that the ultimate responsibility for the achievement of a safe and healthy project is in your hands as much as theirs.

The aim of the CDM 2015 is to make health and safety an essential and integral part of the planning and management of projects and to make sure that everyone works together to reduce the risk to the health or safety of those who work on the structure, who may be affected by the works, or who will use it once it is completed.

The benefits to you, the Client, of complying with CDM 2015 are;

  • Improved planning and management and so help ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget and to the required standards.
  • Reduce costs, delays and bad publicity resulting from accidents or ill health to construction workers or visitors to your site.
  • Making sure that cleaning, maintenance and repair issues have been thought through.
  • Reducing the whole life costs of the building/structure.
  • Providing useful information for the maintenance and possible future development of the building/structure.

Construction projects are a moveable feast and no two projects are the same. With our comprehensive knowledge of CDM 2015 and experience of many varied construction projects we can help guide you through the process and ensure compliance with applicable legislation. We try to keep it simple and present information in clear and original format to help identify and resolve the particular issues of each project.

Working with the design team we assist the Principal Designer carry out the duties required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) and give advice on construction health and safety issues generally. We recognise that health and safety issues and associated legislation is only one of the many facets that need to be considered when designing a building or structure. We aim to provide a complementary service that ensures compliance with CDM 2015 and relevant legislation and contributes to the planning and management of projects to help ensure that they are completed on time, within budget and to the required standards.

Our services include;

  1. During the pre-construction phase
    1. Coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health and safety.
    2. Prepare and issue Notification of project to HSE.
    3. Assist the client in the preparation of the pre-construction information required by regulation 4 (4).
    4. Prepare initial health and safety file and agree format with the client.
    5. Advise on the competence of other designers and contractors.
    6. So far as it is within the Principal Designer”s control provide information (relevant information from the pre-construction information package and health and safety file} promptly and in convenient form, to every designer and contractor appointed, or being considered for appointment, to the project.
  2. During the construction phase
    1. Liaise with the principal contractor for the duration of the principal designer”s appointment and share with the principal contractor information relevant to the planning management and monitoring of the construction phase and the co-ordination of health and safety matters during the construction phase.
    2. Assist the principal contractor in preparing the construction phase health and safety plan by providing to the principal contractor all information relevant to the construction phase plan.
    3. Advise the client on the suitability of the construction phase health and safety plan prepared by the principal contractor.
    4. Ensure that the health and safety file is appropriately reviewed, updated and revised from time to time to take account of the work and any changes that have occurred.
    5. If the principal designer”s appointment concludes before the end of the project pass the health and safety file to the principal contractor who is to update it as described in d above and pass it to the client on completion of the project.
    6. At the end of the project pass the health and safety file to the client.

As a busy contractor you will be aware of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) and the additional duties they place on you, especially when working on projects for domestic clients. While the aim of CDM 2015 is to make health and safety an essential and integral part of the planning and management of projects and help promote best practice in the construction industry, related documentation is extensive and complex (the document “Managing health and safety in construction – Guidance on Regulations ” published by HSE extends to 90 pages) and complying with the duties imposed on you can be onerous and time consuming.

We offer a service that can be tailored to suit your particular needs and help ensure compliance with CDM 2015 and associated legislation. Our focus is always on the action necessary to reduce and manage risks. We adopt a straightforward and common sense approach in dealing with the unnecessary bureaucracy that is often associated with health and safety issues.

Our services include;

  • Liaison with Clients and Principal Designers and preparing construction phase health and safety plans including preparing associated documents (site rules, site induction forms, emergency procedures, fire safety plans, etc.)
  • Prepare and issue Notification of project to HSE.
  • Advise on the provision of welfare facilities on site.
  • Advise on assessing the competence of sub-contractors.
  • Carrying out risk assessments and preparing method statements and site procedures.
  • Carrying out periodical site safety inspections and preparing reports.
  • Attendance at meetings to advise on health and safety issues.
  • Agree the format with clients and prepare appropriate health and safety files for buildings and hand over to clients at completion.

Contact

01952 461881

enquiries@johnpidgeon.co.uk

Suite 5
Noram House
Victoria Road
Shifnal
Shropshire
TF11 8AF

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