University of Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY

Welcome To Pre-COSH

Pre-Construction Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management

The Pre-COSH project is a European Union (EU) funded project to improve Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) risk management decision-making by the supply chain at the pre-construction stages of projects.

The project offers knowledge, tools and resources for compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

This website provides information about the project including events, publications and other news. You will find links to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and guidance documents published by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). You can also test your knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 duty holder roles by having a go on the trial version of the ‘Supply Chain and CDM Duties’ module of our training tool PRECOSIM. 

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 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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Test Your Knowledge

How good is your knowledge of actual and potential CDM roles of the entire supply chain, including parties to contracts for preparatory works?

Test yourself with this teaser from module 1 of our training tool PRECOSIM


Supply Chain and CDM Duties Test

Our Stakeholders

The stakeholders of this project include, but not limit 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. This 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

For bodies that manage knowledge and careers of persons in the field of occupational safety and health, this project provides practical information to support continuous professional development. Pre-COSH also offers a platform for OSH academics and practitioners to interact 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 provides relevant knowledge and tools 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 Safety and Health Regulatory Bodies

OSH regulatory bodies provide regulations, guidelines, monitor and enforce OSH requirements for optimal OSH performance at workplaces and on projects. This project aims to extend the knowledge and frontiers of OSH risk management at the pre- construction phase. Insights from this project have the potential to 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