Increasing numbers of companies are turning to Dynamic Systems Limited to ensure that they comply with Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations, thereby avoiding health and safety problems and possible prosecution.
Any company undertaking a new industrial project should be aware that it may be governed by CDM regulations. However, understanding the rules and ensuring they are adhered to is often confusing. CDM rules place legal responsibilities on businesses to ensure that work is carried out to specific guidelines and that contractors have the skills, experience and competence to meet these requirements. Unfortunately, many companies have neither the resources nor the expertise to oversee CDM compliance.
Dynamic Systems has considerable experience of working to CDM regulations and advises customers on whether or not a project is subject to CDM rules and how to deal with the implications. Also, the company has invested heavily in accredited CDM training for its project managers, as well as employing NEBOSH*-qualified staff. Consequently, Dynamic Systems has the expertise to coordinate the whole project and satisfy all the requirements of regulation compliance.
CDM compliance will help to improve health and safety, manage risks and plan effectively, reducing paperwork and bureaucracy and maximising efficiency. A Principal Contractor and Planning Supervisor must be appointed to monitor, control and audit each project and Dynamic Systems is able to fulfill both roles if required. The company will ensure that work is carried out safely and that detailed records and plans are kept. It will also be able to prove the competency of contractors and other people working on the project.
CDM regulations were introduced in 2007 to give an approved code of practice and health and safety guidance for projects involving construction work. They apply to any project where five or more construction workers will be on site at any one time. As the ‘construction’ definition includes erection and dismantling of racking, shelving and mezzanine floors, Dynamic Systems has been well-versed in CDM compliance from the outset and has worked on recent projects with the fashion retailer New Look and components giant Pegler Yorkshire Group.
"Legal obligations, like the CDM regs, can be a real headache for clients," says Howard Gillard of Dynamic Systems. "We already have the experience and expertise necessary to guide clients through CDM compliance and we have found that most are only too happy to use that experience to ensure a smoothly-run project."
Dynamic Systems also strongly recommends a full survey of racking installations at least every six to twelve months and will provide a written assessment from a trained inspector as well as a report of any recommended repair works. The company has a well-deserved reputation for offering impartial advice and providing bespoke solutions that help clients achieve the most efficient warehouse and logistics operations whilst improving profitability. Many systems can fit easily into existing installations, minimising downtime and maximising productivity.