Appointing a Chartered LCS CDM Advisor to your construction project will give you the expertise and peace of mind you could possibly need when it comes to minimising health and safety risks.


We’re with you from concept design through to project completion.


 Saving you cost, time, and court appearances. Trust us, we’ve seen it all before.

CDM Advisory Service


  • Client support & guidance for successful completion
  • Risk mitigation at development & design stage
  • Construction CDM Audits
  • On site meetings & support
  • Achieving construction value & ROI
  • Competence & resource assessments
  • Compliance with Act and Regulations
  • Notifying the project F10
  • Expert support at all stages
  • Site visits & team meetings
  • Liaising with duty holders & HSE
  • Encouraging more integration
  • Checking contractors risk assessments & documents
  • Carrying out regular site inspections
  • Verifying that the arrangements for safety are maintained
  • Ensuring the Health & Safety file has been prepared
  • Advising on the suitability of Health & Safety file
  • CDM Training for all levels of construction

We support you with The Construction Design Management Regulations 2015, saving you time money and brand protection.

LCS CDM in Practice (2 Day)

For those who require a detailed understanding of the legal requirements on responsibilities or who require understanding of the Regulations.


On LCS CDM 2015 in Practice, you will cover:  An in-depth explanation on how to interpret the key elements. Legal responsibilities specific to duty holders. Detailed insight into the interactions between the duty holders. Health & Safety requirements for construction sites and required documentation to deliver compliance.


LCS CDM Awareness (1 Day)

By attending LCS CDM Awareness, you will have an understanding of: Legal responsibilities of Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015 Structure of CDM 2015. Duty holders various responsibilities and the project structure. Documentation required purpose and content of the Health & Safety file.

CHAS, SafeContractor Accreditation

Making your business more attractive to potential customers can seem a difficult job. The hard work and quality service you provide should be for everyone to see.  However, standing out from the rest can be tricky.


Appointing LCS, who have proven their health and safety credentials, gives clients piece of mind they are making the right choice in appointing you.


After successfully passing an independent health and safety assessment, organisations such as ContructionLine, CHAS, SafeContractor, Acclaim and SMAS can provide you with the nationally recognised certification your company will need to demonstrate you are carrying out your legal duties which in return will grow your business.


Such certification can be used during your contract tendering stages and can even be a prerequisite for starting any contracts with some of the larger national contractors & councils.


We will help you in all the aspects of health and safety management to achieve successful accreditation. Taking you through every stage of the pre-qualification process, we will ensure that your registration forms are completed carefully. So you can get on with what you do best.

Win more tenders.  Be ahead of your competition.

LCS Health and safety Liverpool contractor management

Legislation places duties on employers and organisations when appointing contractors, including the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.  The Occupiers’ Liability Acts 1957 (common law duties to visitors) and 1984 (duties to trespassers), further The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM).

Our framework to oversee contractor management can be broken down into levelled phases:


  • Assessing and selecting competent contractors
  • Supervision of contractor works
  • Planning for contractor works
  • Contractors Safety Information Packs (CSIPs)
  • Project management of multiple contractors
  • Co operation & communication with contractors
  • Reviewing and assessing contractor performance
  • Regular site inspections
  • Assurance requirements are met

Contractor Management


It is essential that any organisation appointing external contractors has a robust process in place for appointing and managing.


Following any incident it will be necessary for the ‘client’ to evidence the steps and controls they have taken to identify and appoint ‘competent’ contractors and the processes they have in place to continue to manage effectively. Potential issues when appointing contractors can include:


  • Clients may not be adequately resourced or competent to effectively manage contractor activities from appointing to project planning through to completion
  • May use sub-contractors which may not be apparent to the client
  • Accurately assess contractor relationships with their suppliers, especially when providing safety critical components which may require specialist training and/or instruction
  • May not have the same level of safety commitment or safety culture
  • Contractors may change experienced personnel without notifying
  • Operations can be problematic if not well planned and organised
  • Contracts can be agreed on the lowest cost bid criteria which may not be in line with the best overall contractor safety performance
  • If adequate due diligence is not undertaken, issues (such as lack of resources, poor safety performance and management, etc.) may not be identified before a contractor commence work
  • Client’s contractor safety management process may not be designed to mange the risk that contract works introduce into your organisations operations
  • It is critical the organisation understands how to manage these types of arrangements and any client should have a defined procedure within their policy and management system that defines the requirements for contracted services.

Contractor Managment Training


‘Contractor Management ‘ is a 5 hour course, to give you the confidence and skills to help you effectively select, manage and reduce risk.

We cover, the legal obligations in management of contractors.  Contractor challenges, what needs to be in place, how to select a good contractor, PQQ process, reviewing risk assessments, exceptions, assessing performance and on going management.


Who is this course for?


The course is open to anyone from any organisation dealing with external contractors. It is especially relevant to Construction and Property Management, Facilities Management personnel, line managers and safety professionals.


What will I learn?


  • Understanding your legal responsibilities
  • The consequences of not getting right – with lots of case studies
  • Contractor selection – what is a ‘good’ contractor
  • Selecting contractors to ensure safety
  • How to verify a contractor’s health and safety record -PQQ
  • Contractor induction – setting your companies standards
  • Protection of your business brands reputation and people
  • How to be sure that enough has been done to appoint
  • Changes to improve performance and engagement
  • Monitoring and assessing performance
  • Drive and create a positive culture with contractors
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Come away with a better understanding of how to approach this challenging aspect of safety management.

Attending will help you to ensure the safety of people when on your premises.


This is a really popular 5 hour course, consistently receiving excellent reviews. Vital to reducing workplace accidents, financial loss and brand protection.

Delegates receive sensible, pragmatic coaching, delivered by our charming Chartered Safety Coaches with significant experience in safety management and legislation.

If you would like further information on our services
please contact us today.