YOUR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Whenever you have a mezzanine floor project for your business, there are certain responsibilities that you as the client must fulfil. Our handy guide helps you to understand what those responsibilities are.

THE CLIENT

  • Ensures that any health and safety risks to anybody involved with the project are controlled through an effective project set up and roll out of those agreed practices.
  • It is your duty to ensure that your chosen Principal Designer and Principal Contractor have been vetted correctly and are implementing everything to the CDM regulations during the project.
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PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

  • It is their duty to ensure that all health and safety and building regulations are adhered to within their design of your new workspace.
  • They must take steps to eliminate any foreseeable health and safety risks for both you the client and your employees when you move in and also for the workers on site during the mezzanine build.
  • They must liaise with the Principal Contractor throughout the project.
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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

  • Their duty is to manage the construction phase of the project, including creating a construction phase plan which details everything involved with the project including the various build stages, how the three duty holders will communicate during the project and the identification of any dangers on site and how they will be controlled.
  • They must liaise with the client and the Principal Designer during the entire project to ensure a smooth process.
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WHAT THE
CLIENT BRIEF
SHOULD
INCLUDE

Creating a client brief at the earliest opportunity not only helps you to ensure you are fulfilling your duties as set out by the CDM regulations, but it also gives you a platform to inform your chosen Principal Designer and Principal Contractor of exactly what you require from the project.

  • Description of new facilities. Include a detailed description of your requirements for your new space. You should also include any and all health and safety expectations of your new space.
  • Why you need the new space. Explain your reasons for requiring the works, for example if it’s due to company growth, business relocation or any other reason.
  • Your expectations throughout. You should detail your expectations for health and safety procedures throughout the process. Detailing any known hazards you have that could jeopardise health and safety is a good idea.
  • The design. This is the fun part, include as much information as possible detailing the desired design of your new space. How many meeting rooms? What kind of partitioning? Any particular furniture or carpet style you like? The more information the Principal Designer has, the better.
  • Key Contact. You will need to identify the key contact for any project discussions, so that both the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor know who to contact regarding project updates.
  • Timeframe and budget. Setting a realistic timeframe for when you would like the project to be completed and a rough budget, will really help your chosen Principal Designer and Principal Contractor to plan and manage your project in accordance with your requirements.

APPOINTING DUTY HOLDERS

THEY
MUST
DEMONSTRATE

If your project will involve more than one contractor, you must appoint by law a Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor. To ensure that you aren’t in a scenario where you, as the client are held responsible for the legal duties and carrying out the role of Principal Designer/Contractor, you must ensure that you appoint these roles in writing.

To ensure that you meet your legal obligations as the client, you must ensure that your chosen Principal Designer and Principal Contractor are able to deliver your mezzanine floor project in line with all health and safety requirements.

  • The necessary capabilities and resource to carry out your project safely.
  • The correct combination of skills, knowledge, training and experience.
  • That they understand their roles and responsibilities. This may require you to ask specific questions to test their relevant health and safety knowledge.
  • Previous construction work, whether that’s in the form of case studies or offering to take you to see them first hand, allowing you to ask questions of those who previously worked with them.

Remember that the practical management of any health and safety risks is your primary objective. So make sure your enquiries relate to the provision of information that directly relate to these risks and their ability to accommodate for and manage them.

WHY WORK WITH US?

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER & PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Here at Nexus we have vast experience with acting as both on numerous mezzanine floor projects. This certainly makes things easier for you, the client. Working with Nexus is the easiest way to comply with HSE law and receive a fantastic workspace solution.

SAFETY & REGULATIONS

We have the strictest building regulations and health and safety practices in mind when we design and implement your new workspace project. The safety of all involved is at the forefront whenever we carry out a project and you can be assured that all the correct procedures will be carried out during your project.

A COMPLETE SOLUTION

We make everything easier for you. We provide a complete solution from site survey through to the completion and handover of your new facilities. Our expert team of designers, project managers and installers guide you through every step of your mezzanine floor project.

WHERE WE WORK

We would love to be able to help create workspaces for businesses throughout the whole of the UK but unfortunately we can’t. The extra cost to you and the fact that we wouldn’t be able to manage your project to our high standards means that we must set a limit for how far we can work. The area we cover is highlighted to the right. As you can see, we essentially work as far North as Newcastle and as far South as Birmingham. So if your business is situated in an area we cover, get in touch today to discuss your plans for your new workspace.

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