Complying with health & safety regulations and managing their application can be complex and challenging.

The Silver Difference

As an independent consultancy Silver is in an ideal position to advise on all aspects of the implementation of health and safety legislation. In particular the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, guiding Clients, Designers and Principal Contractors on their duties to ensure compliance across a wide range of diverse construction projects.

We have tailored our services and procedures to specifically provide all our Clients with robust arrangements capable of ensuring compliance with the CDM Regulations 2015.

Areas of Expertise

Our highly qualified, Health & Safety Team have relevant skills, knowledge and experience to provide tailored advice for clients, architects and contractors. Our specialist services include:

  • Site safety management. Including all aspects of audit for H&S control.
  • Site management documentation. To provide compliance assurance.
  • Client support and representation. We use comprehensive processes to provide Construction Design Management and are equipped to undertake robust site audits, and to review site safety and security arrangements. We can also implement temporary measures to prevent immediate inherent dangers, in compliance with statutory regulations.
  • Contractor support. We review the process and procedure for compliance and H&S activities on site.

Our Service

We provide the following range of professional services and would be happy to discuss any further ways we can help your business:

  • Principal Designer – We provide Principal Designer services in line with CDM 2015 and manage all aspects of health and safety during the pre-construction phase of the project. We also provide Principal Designer Advisory services as a sub consultant to project design team members where they may lack sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to carry out the role themselves under CDM 2015.
  • Client CDM Advisor – Independent Health and Safety advisory services to provide advice and guidance to help clients ensure compliance with their duties under CDM 2015.
  • Site Safety Auditing - Site Auditing and Inspections of the Principal Contractor’s Site Management Procedures and Safety Standards on Site.
  • Health & Safety Advisor – Competent Health and Safety advice to businesses covering all statutory Health and Safety obligations including policy writing, workplace risk assessments (DSE, Noise operational), and audits.

Related Projects

Southmere Village, Thamesmead Regeneration

Client: Peabody
Services: Project Management, Cost Consultancy and Principal Designer

Southmere Village comprises 1,500 homes, a civic square, library and 40,000 sq.m of commercial space and represents the first substantial development in Thamesmead since Peabody acquired land there in 2014. Thamesmead is the largest regeneration project in London and is set to benefit from Crossrail from 2018. Silver is proud to be part of this exciting and ambitious endeavour by our client.

Our team is made up of members with contractor backgrounds and experience in pre-construction, specialising in the design management process. They have managed the detailed and outline planning application for this first phase of the regeneration to be developed in four phases: Southmere Village, Binsey Walk, Coralline Walk and Sedgemere Road.

Working with Peabody and architects Proctor & Matthews, our team has supported one detailed planning application for 525 homes at Southmere Village and outline planning for Binsey Walk, Coralline Walk and Sedgemere Road delivering a further 979 units. The four planning applications were developed simultaneously for planning approval from The London Borough of Bexley to deliver 1,500 new homes.

The image of Civic Square supplied courtesy of Proctor & Matthews Architects.

Arlington Lofts, Camden, Old Building Repurposed

Client: A2Dominion Group
Services: Employer’s Agent, Quality Management, Principal Designer

This predominantly new build development, delivering 21 new apartments, incorporates two detailed brick façades from a 1930s electrical substation, a prime example of Camden’s rich architectural heritage. This project plays to the strengths of our team with their wide experience in both contemporary and historic buildings.

The challenges of working within the confines of an existing structure were addressed by first demolishing the interior, whilst retaining the roof. This allowed building work to continue inside the shell until the old roof was eventually removed.

Countess of Wessex House, Homes for Veterans

Client: Stoll
Services: Employer’s Agent and CDM Coordinator

Stoll provides housing and rehabilitative support to vulnerable and disabled ex-service men and women offering the holistic support needed to integrate some of the most vulnerable veterans back into civilian life.

Countess of Wessex House, named after the charity’s patron, has 36 new homes, with communal facilities that include a training room and community hall. A de-centralised energy system comprises a CHP system with back-up gas boilers. The building is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped and tranquil Therapeutic Garden which includes sheds and a state-of-the-art greenhouse.

Silver identified this ‘off-market’ site and worked closely with the client and the London Borough of Hounslow to achieve the necessary architect planning permission, then acted as Employer’s Agent and CDM Coordinator until the development was completed. 

The image supplied courtesy of Bugler Developments Ltd.

St Albans Museum & Gallery Refurbishment

Client: St. Albans City and District Council
Service: Principal Designer

This is an intricate and high profile National Lottery Funded project, decommissioning the former Town Hall building to create a beautiful art gallery and museum with a café area. Many significant historic features within the building will be retained including the Courtroom, cells and holding areas, renovation of cornices and ornate plasterworks. The complex design includes floating glass corridors suspended above parapets to the front façade of the existing building.

We were appointed later on in the project, and so reviewed designs which had already been generated, to take a 360° review of the project, ensuring compliance on many levels including compliance of key role holders and safe access and maintenance for the life of the new structure. In particular, the intricate construction required significant levels of health & safety advice to make the Museum and Gallery a compliant, safe work place post completion, under the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 1992.

The project was a shortlisted finalist for the APS Project of the Year 2017.

Harpenden Sports & Leisure Facility

Client: St. Albans City and District Council
Service: Principal Designer

The project comprises the refurbishment of the existing sports hall to include a larger swimming pool facility with state of the art wet and dry sports facilities and all aspects of comfort for the user – new changing facilities to the highest specification. The leisure centre area will in part become two-storey – with pool and changing facilities on the ground and  with an extensive suite of studios intended for gym and fitness class activity on the first floor.

The works extend to the existing sports centre, which will be converted to a cultural centre. This will include an auditorium, function suites and cultural spaces such as gallery areas. There will also be ancillary café areas to cater for small and large gatherings and also there will be bars which will also be of the highest standard for social occasions.

Landscaping works will complete this project, to incorporate improved lighting and parking facilities for all users.

Brimsdown Avenue, Enfield

Client: Origin Housing Group
Services: Employer's Agent, Principal Designer and Party Wall

This is a high quality housing project comprising 21 self-contained units in one stylish brick and block three storey building.

Established on a former petrol station which had an adjoining vehicle repair garage, the site required comprehensive soil remediation, including removal of the buried fuel storage tanks.

Other associated risks included the close proximity of the site to the rail infrastructure, combined with the discovery of a complicated sub system of electricity running outside of the originally provided utility company service drawings. The scheme incorporates PV technology and enhanced security systems.

The Principal Contractor for this project is Bugler Developments Ltd. It is through their dedication, diligence and expertise that the project has overcome significant  obstacles without compromising quality of workmanship or site management.

Silver has provided additional health & safety support and advice to our client as unforeseen elements of risk emerged.

The development was also shortlisted for prestigious title of the APS Principal Contractor of the Year, which highlights the expertise of the build, the strength of the team and the commitment of the Client in delivery of a safe and healthy project.