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CDM Adviser Assistance
Monday, 13 February 2017 21:50

handshake suit hardhat thumb medium200 133Although the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) makes no mention of a role or duty holder called a CDM Adviser so therefore, a CDM Adviser is not required by law. CDM 2015 requires the Client to appoint a Principal Designer (PD) and  Principal Contractor (PC) where there is, or is likely to be, more than one contractor working on a project.

It’s the Clients responsibility to ensure that any appointments (PC or PD) they must ensure that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience. Most Designers and Principal Designers are likely to hold the necessary skills or can with time develop members of their teams to enhance their knowledge of Health and Safety, to fully meet the requirements of CDM 2015.

However, health and safety consultants like us can offer an Advisory service during pre-planning and construction phase of projects. Hence our CDM Adviser service can provide assistance to: 

Architects and Designers,  whose feel their team lack the Health and Safety knowledge and experience of CDM 2015, maybe as an interim whilst their training is taking place

Clients, who are either preparing to embark on a project or in early the stages of undertaking a project and have concerns as to their Health and Safety responsibilities, maybe prior to/or following appointing Principal Contractors and/or Principal Designers in accordance with CDM 2015

Principal Contractors, who wish assistance with ensuring that they are fully compliant with the requirements of undertaking a construction project to meet CDM 2015

Contractors, who require assistance with improving their health and safety whilst operating under a Principal Contractor in line with CDM 2015 

By engaging Asbolute Health and Safety Solutions Ltd we can offer a friendly service that can interact with your project team(s) and assist you in reviewing one or more projects as they progress through different stages and advise on Health and Safety requirements, which in turn reinforces your competency to meet the requirements of the Principal Deisgner role in line with CDM 2015.

Our CDM 2015 Flowchart can be utlised to see where you feel you need our assitance 

Based in the West Midlands we can offer our CDM Adviser Service within the following areas within the UK, contact us

Cheshire (including: Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield , Moreton and Crewe)

Derbyshire (including: Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock and Ashbourne)

Gloucestershire (including: Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester and Tewkesbury)

Hertfordshire (including: Hatfield, Hitchin, Potters Bar, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Royston, Stevenage, Hemel Hempstead)

Lancashire (Including: Accrington, Blackburn, Haydock, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester)

Leicestershire (including: Ashby de la Zouch, Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Wigston)

Lincolnshire (including: Lincoln, Grantham, Grimsby, Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough)

Nottinghamshire (including: Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford and Wellingborough)

Northamptonshire (including: Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough)

Shropshire (including: Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Newport, Ludlow, Market Drayton)

Staffordshire (including: Burton on Trent, Cannock, Denstone, Frognall, Lichfield, Stoke on Trent, Tamworth)

West Midlands (including: Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Tividale, Tipton)

Worcestershire (including: Worcester, Dudley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Malvern and Evesham)

Yorkshire (Including: Blackburn, Halifax, Harrogate, Kingston Upon Hull, Leeds, Redcar)

Available information available FREE online

The HSE website provides simple guidance for Duty Holders for:

Further presentations on the other duty holders can be found on the HSE CDM 2015 Construction webpages. The HSE now offer millions of pounds worth of free publications. A free-to-download web-friendly version of L153 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 - Approved Code of Practice, (Published 2015) is now available. This version has been adapted for online use from HSE’s current printed version. 

Other useful FREE online resources for Contractors on HSE website 

Further FREE to download HSE guidance produced with CITB can be found at the CITB webpages

For further information and a no obligation quotation for our CDM Adviser Service contact our West Midlands offices via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or our CDM Advisers via  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or simply call 0845 864 6934 and one of our consultants will only be too pleased to assist.



What is DSE?
Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

desk and userDisplay Screen Equipment (DSE) is a screen that displays information such as text, numbers and/or graphics, and is commonly called a computer screen, monitor or VDU. DSE usually forms part of a computer system or computer and includes the use of any associated peripheral equipment such as a keyboard, mouse and workstation.

Safe use of aluminium towers / scaffolds
Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

scaffoldingGuidance for the safe use of aluminium towers or scaffolds at work

Tower scaffolds are involved in numerous accidents at the workplace each year. Around 50 people die annually in the UK and over 4,500 are injured due to faulty or defective scaffolds or scaffolding which has collapsed. 

The benefits of an older workforce
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:00
Happy-Older-Workers-300x300It's no secret that the UK workforce is ageing. Over the last 25 years, the declining birth rate, along with the removal of mandatory retirement ages and the rise of state retirement age, has meant our future workforce is likely to be made up of a higher proportion of older workers.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 2016–17 Campaign: Healthy Workplaces for All Ages
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 20:10


 The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work 2016–17 Healthy Workplaces Campaign  has four key objectives:
  • Promoting sustainable work and healthy ageing from the start of the working life;
  • Preventing health problems throughout the working life;
  • Providing ways for employers and workers to manage occupational safety and health in the context of an ageing workforce;
  • Encouraging the exchange of information and good practice
 healthy workplaces for all ages
Changes to The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
Sunday, 05 July 2015 00:00

First Aid 1It has been recommended by Professor Löfstedt that the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 should be amended to remove the requirement for Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first aid personnel. It has been suggested that the current HSE approval process goes beyond the minimum requirement laid out in EU legislation. (Source:

Workplace first aid kit requirements?
Saturday, 03 January 2015 00:00

firstaidBHTA (British Healthcare Trust Association) and British Standard for Workplace First Aid Kits (BS8599, published in June 2011) has announced a new standard of workplace first aid kits. The British Standard states:

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