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

The Silver Difference

The Silver team comprises qualified CDM practitioners, accredited by professional bodies that include NEBOSH, IOSH and APS. They provide a comprehensive range of services to clarify the issues involved and help clients meet their obligations in the workplace and across a wide range of diverse construction projects.

Health & Safety in Practice

Our highly qualified, Health & Safety Team has the expertise, knowledge, experience and flexibility 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.

CDM 2015 Regulations

To ensure compliance with the CDM 2015 Regulations, we provide the following services:

  • Principal Designer: We undertake the coordination of the design and responsibilities up to the appointment of the Principal Contractor, then coordinate design works through to completion of the project.
  • Client Adviser: We are highly experienced in assisting the client with the discharge of their duties, which are heightened under CDM 2015.
  • Health & Safety framework, compliance audit and Health & Safety audit.

CDM 2015 Training

Our CDM 2015 training seminars are run by qualified specialists and focus on the client's responsibilities across the five roles within the Regulations:

  • Client
  • Principal Designer
  • Architect
  • Principal Contractor
  • Workers

 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Please contact Deb for more details of our Health & Safety Services.

Deb Kilvington

CMAPS Tech IOSH NEBOSH

Managing Associate, Group Health & Safety Manager, HSEQ


Deb joined Silver in 2015. As a Health & Safety Consultant and qualified CDM Practitioner, she provides practical advice to clients including contractors and architectural practices.  In her 15 year career, Deb has worked on projects across the private and public sectors, including construction, rail, local authority, education, retail banking and leisure and tourism.

 “I am passionate about delivering high quality health and safety advice to clients and those involved on their construction projects. This includes elements of environmental awareness and quality in delivery. Silver is the best platform I have ever encountered for my own personal development and I’m proud of the things I have achieved here.”

What our Clients say

"Silver have actively engaged with Bugler Developments since we were awarded the build contract. Deb Kilvington has a practical and common sense approach. She provides positive advice and suggestions at the various stages, is always helpful, all of which has complemented the team very well. We very much look forward to working with Silver again."

Jeremy Graham, Operations Director
Bugler Developments

 

"With the new revised CDM (Principal Designer) regulations still in its infancy, we have been fortunate enough to have obtained the high performance services of Silver DCC as Principal Designer on one of our developments during the ‘transitional period’ of the revised CDM regulations and beyond. Silver DCC has ensured that OHL not only build out a development to a very high standard, but also in a safe environment for both OHL as the client and the contractors on the scheme."

Barrington Wilkes, Senior Project Manager
Origin Housing

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.