Health & Safety File Delivery

January 28, 2021

As part of our continuous business improvement strategy, we continue to evaluate how we deliver the ‘Health& Safety File’ and have taken the opportunity to review our current procedures to ensure they are consistent with the CDM regulations and best practise.

As a result of our latest evaluation, we have identified several key areas where we can improve the quality and effectiveness of the document and the format in which they are compiled.

To ensure the purpose of the H&S File is not diluted or confused with other equally important documents, we have realigned the content for collating and gathering information to ensure that anyone carrying out any subsequent work on the building has all relevant documentation to plan and deliver any future work safely and without risk to health.

We are therefore introducing three separate tabs within the Health & Safety File Tracker document:

  1. A tab where the Principal Designer is responsible for managing and delivering on completion of every project.    
  1. A second tab to assist the Contract Administrator/Employer’s Agent to ensure an operation and maintenance manual is produced by the Principal Contractor and issued at handover.
  1. A third tab in preparation for the Building Safety Case which will be the responsibility of the Building Safety Manager in conjunction with the Fire Engineer/Consultant and wider project team to compile once the formal bill has been passed and the contents and information becomes available.


If you have any questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Baily Garner (Health & Safety) Ltd.