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Principal Contracting
About this service

The CDM regulations 2015 has caused clients to consider how they deliver projects, as the responsibility is now with the client rather than a 3rd party. Therefore, robust methods of reviewing all supplier / contractor’s health and safety documentation and having key personnel on site managing the installation are extremely important. Consideration should be given to the following: -

• Requirements
• Solution
• Benefits

Requirements…
Oaksmere Design are called upon to act as Principal designer, Principle contractor and the Clients’ agent. Since the successful delivery of major plant replacement schemes following the new CDM regulations being enforced, Oaksmere Design are utilised to support many major equipment replacement projects. These range across disciplines to ensure that the CDM regulations are adhered to for activities where it is deemed necessary and where there is significant risk.

Solution…
Oaksmere prides itself on meticulous planning and co-ordination with strong contractor management. By offering a ‘turnkey’ approach, our projects are managed in their entirety providing site logistics, customer liaison and the co-ordination of all deliveries, suppliers and contractor activities.

Benefits…
Oaksmere Design work collaboratively with our clients to become an extension of their team, we successfully manage the planning and delivery of each scheme. As Principal Designer we identify and manage all site risks ahead of the works commencing. With strong site presence we are able to closely plan, manage and monitor progress of each of the contractors, resolving any potential issues before impacting the project. This gives our client the reassurance that any possible delays can be dealt with in a timely manner and limit the risk of programme disruption.

Regular Progress Meetings are chaired to keep the client informed on progress. All equipment is procured on a transparent basis to suit the needs of the project. The contractors are evaluated to ensure our client is provided with the best levels of service, performance and value

Oaksmere Design manage all schemes in a professional manner to ensure that; all of the contractors and suppliers are inducted to site, understand the specific site health and safety requirements and ensure full co-ordination.