Managing Contractors:
A guide for employers

Safe working with contractors presents a challenge. Managing contractors is a guide to help you understand what you need to do to manage contractors safely and gives sound practical advice for action.”

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Construction (Design and
Management) Regulations 2015

The CDM 2015 aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping stakeholders of the construction industry to plan their work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish.

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Health and safety
in construction.

this guide explains the essential tasks for achieving healthy and safe construction sites.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Our Stakeholders

The stakeholders of this
project include, but not limited to:

Academics of Built
Environment Programmes

As individuals who play a critical role in the training and shaping of the careers of designers in the built environment, this project provides unique insights and scope for pertinent issues that could inform the curricula of health and safety courses or programmes in design schools. The project also offers a rare opportunity to create a community or network of academics in the built environment field who are passionate about occupational safety and health (OSH) at the design/pre-construction stage to engage and share ideas.

Occupational Health and
Safety Professional Bodies

As bodies that manage knowledge and careers of persons in the field of occupational safety and health, this project will provide practical information to support continuous professional development. Pre-COSH also offers a platform for OSH academics and practitioners to engage through research in confronting OSH risks, particularly on construction projects.

Dutyholders under
the CDM 2015

The link between construction design decisions and accidents on site has long been established. The Pre-COSH project will provide relevant tools and techniques to designers and other dutyholders of the construction industry to effectively manage OSH risks, particularly at the pre-construction stage of the project development process.

Occupational Health and
Safety Regulatory Bodies

OSH regulatory bodies provide regulations, guidelines, monitor and enforce OSH requirements for optimal OSH performance at workplaces and on project. This project aims to extend the knowledge and frontiers of OSH risk management at the pre- construction phase. Insights from this project will inform future construction (design and management) regulations and guidelines to ensure optimal OSH outcomes on construction projects.

Our Team

Expert Team Members

Prof. Rudi Klein

CEO, Specialist Engineering Contractors Group

Prof. Issaka Ndekugri,

Professor of Construction and Engineering Law, University of Wolverhampton

Dr Nii Ankrah

Senior Lecturer in Construction, Aston University

Dr Ebenezer Adaku

Senior Lecturer in Operations and Project Management, GIMPA