CDM and the RIBA Plan of Work

What is CDM?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) enforce health and safety duties throughout the design, maintenance and construction of all UK projects. Stroma Built Environment offers advisory and consultative services to support Clients, Principal Designers and Contractors in fulfilling their responsibilities under CDM 2015.

CDM services – Why choose Stroma Built Environment?

Stroma Built Environment employs a skilled and experienced team of Health and Safety professionals to support you with your CDM duties. We can help to ensure your construction works are carried out safely and compliantly, in line with regulations.

We have helped clients to improve health and safety throughout all stages of construction, including:

Project planning to ensure risks are managed effectively, from start to finish

Ensuring the correct people with the right experience are hired

Coordinating projects with the relevant people

Documenting risks and demonstrating how they are being managed

Communicating health and safety information effectively with people on-site

Consult and engage key stakeholders and workers about the risks and how they are being managed

Supporting you with CDM throughout the project

We are experienced in undertaking services for new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance projects across all sectors. Stroma Built Environment services include Client CDM Advisor, Principal Designer CDM Advisor and Contractor CDM Advisor.

Client CDM Advisor

We provide a health and safety advisory service to the client, assisting them in fulfilling their role by:

  • Assisting with the client brief and selection process, ensuring relevant surveys are commissioned
  • Collating and communicating relevant pre-construction information to all roles
  • Ensuring management arrangements are in place and remain relevant (site audits)
  • Undertaking construction phase plan reviews and managing the notification process
  • Ensuring Principal Designers and Contractors comply with their duties
  • Managing the production and issuing the Health and Safety file

Principal Designer CDM Advisor

The Principal Designer is appointed by the client on projects with more than one contractor. They are responsible for the pre-construction phase of a project (design and planning stage) to take lead with planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety.

We provide consultancy and advisory services to the appointed Principal Designer. We can also act as a sub-consultant to fulfil the Principal Designer role on their behalf.

Contractor CDM Advisor

Stroma Built Environment provides a Contractor CDM Advisor role to support Contractors and Principal Designers in fulfilling their duties, including:

  • Fulfilling the client CDM duties (if they are working for domestic clients)
  • Preparing construction phase plans (required for all construction projects, including domestic client work)
  • Implementing fire plans, risk assessments and method statements
  • Satisfying legal requirements (e.g. providing information, instruction, training and supervision)
  • Assessing workers training to ensure it meets the needs of the job
  • Develop training to help employees increase their skills and knowledge
Supporting clients with CDM

CDM Services


CDM Training

We are also qualified in providing training to help clients understand their responsibilities, including:

Bespoke training to help Clients, Contractors and Principal Designers understand the requirements under CDM 2015

Duty-holder’s compliance and best practice, including how to implement their duties

Guidance for Designers on how to identify hazards and assess risks

Additionally, we can also provide risk assessments, site inspections and method statements to complement construction projects.

CDM Case Studies

Request a quote for CDM services

Contact our friendly Health & Safety team to request a quote for CDM Services to support your construction Surveys on your building or project. You can also request information about our complementary environmental testing and energy consultancy services, which allows Stroma Built Environment to provide support throughout your project.

Complementary Services