Do you employ builders Manchester Council Has Trained?
Are you a small builder in Manchester?
If so, you need to be aware of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)
What all Manchester builders need to know.
Who is a small builder?
Any contractor including self-employed tradesmen who usually work on:
- Domestic jobs such as extensions, refurbs, conversions or repairs to the homes of domestic customers. The small builder usually takes complete responsibility for all health and safety issues.
- On Smaller commercial projects involving repairs and refurbs for business customers,
health and safety responsibilities are jointly shared between builder and the client.
The essential point of CDM 2015 is that it is important for any builder to ensure construction work is carried out in a way that avoids harm.
In the North West, small BUILDERS in Manchester can be at risk of injury on work projects and do suffer fatalities from time to time.
A large number of deaths occur due to falls from ladders, scaffolding, raised platforms, roofs and rooflights. One BUILDER MANCHESTER Health and Safety dept. had previously warned fell to his death because he had not been wearing a harness.
However most do have a professional attitude and will ensure all work is carried out in accordance with health and safety regulations.
When do a small builder’s obligations start?
They start as soon as they are appointed by the customer.
The builder must have sufficient time to plan his work and spot risks to health and safety.
Planning details must be noted and the effort in planning will be in direct proportion to the difficulty of the project and the risks involved. All builders Manchester companies employ should have the appropriate experience in the planning phase and be aware of all the health and safety regulations.
It is also important to be fully aware that when a customer contracts with a company to carry out construction work, they must ensure that all subcontractors also have the skills and experience required to guarantee all health and safety regulations.