Why Foreman Roberts?
The changes of the CDM Regulations in April 2015 have brought about a different approach in responsibilities.
The Architect or Lead Designer is now known as the Principal Designer, and they have responsibility for ensuring that the CDM process and documentation is undertaken and completed as required by CDM2015.
Some practices may not have the in-house to fulfil the CDM duty when appointed as the Principal Designer; they can contract out this portion of their duty to a CDM Consultant or Advisor for this role on their behalf.
Alternatively, of course, the Client can appoint a CDM Consultant as the Principal Designer to undertake the CDM Role only, thus allowing the Lead designer to concentrate with their specialist role.
The Association for Project Safety (APS) and its members believe that CDM is a role that should be supported by experienced CDM practitioners that have demonstrated their knowledge by examination. All APS members have, in order to retain their Registration, undertaken the CDM 2015 Examination.
As an organization Foreman Roberts have the strong view that the CDM Practitioner / Advisor / Consultant needs to be a person with a number of years experience within the industry. By coordinating; communicating and co-operating as a team with the CDM Consultant facilitating; early safe solutions are achieved.
All Foreman Roberts’ CDM Consultants are Registered Members of the Association for Project Safety.
Foreman Roberts originally provided the duties of the Planning Supervisor, as defined by the CDM Regulations 1994. Our procedures have been further developed to carry out the role of CDM Coordinator within CDM2007 and now for CDM2015, and have created a common methodology in producing and formatting data and procedure.
• Are able to offer an efficient service through established company procedures.
• Do not have any conflict of interest when assisting the health & Safety
• implications of design decisions
• Do not have any conflict of interest when assessing the health & safety
• implications of design decisions.
• Integrates health & safety into the project management process for improved
• planning from the start.
• Employs professionals from both design and former construction disciplines
• and thereby has first hand knowledge of the health and safety implications of
• design decisions.
• Employs professionals selected for their experience in the industry, at all
• levels of cost and complexity.
• Has offices in the UK to provide the expertise and resources of a national
• company at local level.
Foreman Roberts have developed systems that support effectively the various design and procurement procedures, yet remain flexible enough to meet specific project or Client requirements. Our methodology has been refined to allow the design team to work unhindered by unnecessary bureaucracy, with the overall aim of providing added value to a project. For example:
• In order to establish an early understanding of the Health and Safety issues on
• a project, Foreman Roberts will facilitate a ‘CDM 2015 workshop’. The format
an open forum brain-storming session, whereby the whole tea
review each element of the project to determine how the design of
discipline may affect the design of another, and continue throughout the
with similar review workshops at Design Team meetings.
If you need any further assistance then please contact our CDM 2015
Coordinator Alan Brain in the first instance. firstname.lastname@example.org
DDI: +44 (0)20 7089 1559
Or download our CDM 2015 Coordination Role leaflet delow.