Peter Graham & Partners as a company have now completed and passed the assessment process to become an APS Registered Practice for CDM Coordination (SSIP/CHAS Competence Criteria).
This is in addition to our primary CDM Coordinator’s own RMaPS APS registered membership.
For 2013 the UKTFA has launched the second edition of ‘Design Guidance to Separating Distances during Construction’ – a designers guide to constructing timber frame buildings greater than 600m2. The Guidance has also been simplified to ensure its uptake and adoption is maximised. Read the UKTFA article here.
This Guidance, which has the backing of the HSE, was first launched in November 2011 and since that time has been adopted by the construction industry as the Guidance that encourages the entire industry, regardless of the construction method, to improve site safety and reduce the risk of construction site fires.
We are delighted to welcome our newest staff member, Rhoda McLaughlin, to Peter Graham & Partners. Rhoda has come to us from a large contractor and will be carrying out a CDM Administration role, assisting the CDM Coordinator with Health & Safety File preparation and other logistical aspects of the CDM related service.
Further to our initial CDM 2014 news article back in May 2012, we found that The Construction Industry Council published a document in October 2012 outlining the possible approaches to CDM 2014 (a possible implementation of the EU TMCS Directive based on copy-out). This freely available document is entitled:
Executive Summary Extract
This report sets out the considered view of a CIC CDM2014 Working Group set up to review the potential implications of the proposed revision of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations being based on a ‘copy out’ of the EC Directive 92/57/EEC of 24 June 1992 on the implementation of minimum safety and health requirements at temporary or mobile construction sites (TMCS Directive). The Group have considered the broad brush implications together with the more detailed implications relating to design, coordination and competence. The implications relating to contractors and the construction phase have not been considered in detail.
A straight ‘copy out’ of the EC TTMCS Directive raises a number of issues and would result in key changes to the CDM Regulations. These are summarised below… download / read in full.
We are delighted to welcome another new staff member, Colin McCall Bsc, quantity surveyor, to Peter Graham & Partners. Colin will be involved in service delivery on our wide range of QS/EA projects and also in time provide CDMC service support to the senior CDMC. View Colin’s LinkedIn profile here.