Health & Safety and Assurance

CDM & Principal Designer

CDM Services & Compliance Consultancy

CDM & Principal Designer

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) have governed construction projects in the UK since 1994, creating roles and responsibilities for key duty holders to improve health and safety in the industry. Besides better safety standards, planning, implementing and monitoring good CDM practices will create cost and programme efficiencies. RLB can show you how to achieve these benefits. Delivering Principal Designer and advisory services, our teams will provide you with professional advice and coordinated solutions for the successful implementation of your projects.

Understand and comply with regulations

Under CDM, ensuring a safe and healthy environment involves more than just encouraging better working practices, it is also a matter of fulfilling legal duties and responsibilities. Having acted as the key duty holder on countless projects, our experts understand the legislation and realise the benefits of working closely with project teams to raise awareness of the requirements. We can advise you on all your statutory obligations and how to meet them.

Manage risk throughout the design process

The most efficient and successful design processes embrace health and safety beyond the legal responsibilities, considering health and safety at all stages of a project. Through a collaborative approach with your design teams, our experts will share their extensive knowledge of design risk management at every stage of the design development process, from construction to end-use management.

Improve construction health and safety

CDM encompasses the buildability, use, maintenance and future disposal of built assets, requiring greater understanding of the practical elements of health and safety. We have this knowledge and will share it with you through quality-assured services. Our team will help you maintain a clear focus on the overall direction and priorities of your health and safety systems. supporting you to achieve your specific targets.

Build competency at every stage

The built environment places a greater emphasis on the development of personal and business competencies. RLB's capability benchmarks are fully researched and go beyond industry best-practices in terms of the delivery of CDM services. Not only can you trust our teams to know what they are doing, we are also well positioned to assist you in appointing other contractors and suppliers.



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Samantha Mepham
Samantha Mepham

Partner – National Head of Health & Safety