Rawlings attend Savills Charity Golf Day


Rawlings Safety & Training Consultancy Services took part in the Savills Charity Golf Day held at Stand Golf Club in Whitefield,on Thursday, 21 September. helping to raise funds for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Rawlings were pleased to have been invited to the Charity Golf Day by their client FILL UK LTD.

As long time supporters of the charity, Savills  arranged a 4 Ball Betterball Stableford, with a phased Shotgun Start , and provided hot sandwiches with tea and coffee for the early arrivals, drinks were available on various holes and dinner served in the Clubhouse.

The day also included an auction with a selection of amazing lots on offer, including a 4 Ball at Gleneagles, Samsung Ultra HD TV, Lunch in Paris on the Eurostar as well as plenty of other fantastic lots on offer, followed by a prize giving ceremony.

Rawlings were more than happy to take part in such a worthy cause and are looking forward to being in attendance at any future charity events held by Savills.

Well done to everyone involved, see you again next year.



Rawlings Safety & Training Consultancy Services Accredited Principal Designer

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We are pleased to confirm that we have successfully been accredited to carry out the role of Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015


Accredited Principal Designer

A principal designer must be a designer as defined by the regulations, and must be able to demonstrate they have the health and safety skills, knowledge and experience (SKE), and where they are an organisation, the organisational capability, to carry out the work they are being appointed for. The level of SKE should be proportionate to the complexity of the project and the range and nature of the risks involved. This will involve having:

  • the technical knowledge of the construction industry relevant to the project;
  • the ability to understand, manage and coordinate the pre-construction phase (including ensuring that significant and foreseeable risks are managed through the design process) and any design work carried out after construction begins.

Rawlings Safety & Training Consultancy Services are registered Principal Designers with both the Association for Project Safety and CHAS. As part of this process we have to demonstrate our competence both in the safety field but also show that we have a design and construction background.

The Health and Safety Executive have stated that an example of demonstrating organisational capability can include the successful award from third party assessors, such as those who are members of Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum.

Check the HSE’s Guidance at: www.hse.gov.uk/construction/areyou/principal-designer.htm

It is important to note that the award should be for the ‘Principal Designer’ role and not just for a ‘Contractor’ which is a different dutyholder and discipline. You should check that those you appoint for the Principal Designer or Advisor role can satisfy this requirement and this can be done at: www.ssipportal.org.uk/Home


For any further information please contact Kevin Colleran, Director of Health & Safety services


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SMAS accreditation and Corporate Membership of the Association for Project Safety as a Principal Designer Practice

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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.



SSIP Membership

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 

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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

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Backhouse Jones, Backchat – Newsletter

Stuart Allen,  Director & Principal Safety Consultant at Rawlings Safety & Training Consultancy Services,recently produced a Guest Feature in issue 20 of the Backchat – Newsletter ,which is a Newsletter produced by Backhouse Jones for the logistics & transport industry.

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Clitheroe-based Backhouse Jones offers a niche service advising clients concerned with the transportation of goods or passengers by road. Operators of both large goods vehicles (LGV) and passenger-carrying vehicles (PCV) account for 95 per cent of the firm’s turnover.

“By concentrating our expertise within one industry and challenging our rivals with a brand, we provide an identifiably bespoke service,” the firm’s brochure claims. “A clear and unequivocal niche identity is our vision for a resilient brand image.”

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North West Construction Safety Group

Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of working in a safety role – Winner: Claire Oakes, Create Construction


Rawlings were invited by Create Construction to the The North West Construction Safety Group annual awards ceremony on Friday 21st April 2017.

The event, held at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington welcomed more than 120 attendees from a wide range of companies; all of whom are committed to ensuring Health and Safety within the construction industry. The Awards were presented by Andy Gay, HSE Head of Operations, (Construction), North West and North Midlands.

It was great to see Claire Oakes, of  Create Construction receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of working in a safety role 

Claire has made a significant contribution to H&S over a sustained period-of-time. Dedicating more than 25 years to construction in H&S related roles in the North West. She has shown clear leadership; inspired others within the industry by mentoring and encouraging three individuals to progress from site labouring roles to fully qualified safety professionals. In a male dominated industry, there are still very few female professionals and it is commendable as to what she has achieved. Her efforts and positive contributions have earned her a directorship at Create Construction. Promoting a positive behavioural approach to safety rather than enforcement, her influence has led to seven consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards, including a Gold Medal. In 2014, Claire was honoured with the RoSPA Guardian Angel award. Later this year she will attend Buckingham Palace to celebrate RoSPA’s Centenary.

Those in attendance representing Rawlings where Director Kevin Colleran and Principal Safety Consultant Shaun Baxter


we would liker to thank  North West Construction Safety Group, Create Construction and particularly Claire Oakes for a Fantastic Evening

Challenge Forge Ltd (CHAS) Accreditation

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Rawlings Safety & Training services are pleased to announce that we have assisted Challenge Forge Ltd in successfully  achieving the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) Accreditation once again this year.

The aim of the Scheme is to improve health and safety standards across the construction industry and to reduce some of the inevitable duplication that exists when completing tender and pre-qualification applications.

Being CHAS accredited means that Challenge Forge Ltd have achieved nationally recognised benchmarks of acceptable health & safety standards.



Longworth Building Services Limited

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Rawlings Safety and Training services are delighted to announce that Longworth Building Services Limited have successfully passed the two day  Achilles audit and have become a member of The Achilles Building Confidence community.

The Achilles BuildingConfidence community connects buyers and suppliers in the UK Construction sector. The  community allows buyers to minimise risk and streamline procurement, while suppliers have a unique opportunity to connect with key industry players.


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We are happy to have assisted Connella Ltd in retaining there CHAS Accreditation

Connella Ltd  have worked hard to meet the standards required by the CHAS organisation and we are pleased to say that they remain CHAS accredited.

Well Done




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HSE Business case studies

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