Construction work has a poor accident record. The maintenance of buildings, especially on domestic properties, often perceived as ‘low risk’, is equally poor.

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (CDM), it is a duty and requirement for all building designers, i.e. Architects, to consider the health and safety risks to people involved in the construction and future maintenance of constructing a new building and to, as far as is practicable, design out or minimise such risks. Clients also have duties and legal obligations under these regulations. As part of our package, we will explain your duties and obligations in respect of your particular project. See also http://www.hse.gov.uk.