Rawlings Safety & Training Consultancy Services are delighted to have once again achieved both SMAS accreditation and Corporate Membership of the Association for Project Safety as a Principal Designer Practice
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, are designed to improve the health and safety record of the construction industry through placing duties on all participants in the construction process to ensure that health and safety is managed and co-ordinated from inception to completion. The Regulations apply to almost all construction projects including residential properties.
Where more than one contractor will be working on a construction project then the Client must appoint a Principal Designer to plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate health and safety matters during the pre-construction stage. The role normally continues during construction and the Principal Designer will prepare the Health & Safety File for the project.
This appointment needs to be made as early as possible during the design process, and before detailed design commences. If no Principal Designer is apppointed then the Client will assume the role and be required to fulfill the duties.
We have delivered CDM services to public sector clients with whom we have longstanding working relationships.
With over 20 years involvement in the delivery of CDM related services, we have the skills and experience to undertake the role of Principal Designer.
We are also able to assist Clients by acting as CDM Advisor and are already delivering both Principal Designer and CDM Advisor services for many of our key clients.
SMAS is a proud member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum.
Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt an SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme.
Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’.
A key aim of the SSIP Forum is to reduce the burden and cost of H&S bureaucracy across the construction industry and as part of this, contractors holding a SMAS H&S certificate will be recognised by the other Member Schemes who offer mutual recognition
The Association for Project Safety
Founded in 1995, APS strive to continuously improve and promote the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management.
Amongst APS members are the country’s leading architectural, engineering, health and safety, project management and surveying professionals.
Members are all required to maintain their skills, knowledge and experience by undertaking Continuing Professional Development programmes each year, which means APS members are some of the UK’s most trusted, leading experts