Fairhurst is one of the largest engineering consultancy Partnerships in the UK and has been providing high-quality services to clients for more than 100 years. Over time the business has evolved from a civil and structural design practice to what it is today: a modern client-focused multi-disciplinary consultancy including geo-environmental, traffic and transportation, rail and planning. The firm now has more than 550 staff operating from 18 offices throughout the UK.
Fairhurst remains a private partnership in which the partners are all practising engineers. Each partner holds complete responsibility for all projects under their care and personally directs teams of chartered engineers, specialists, engineers, graduates and technicians. This personal involvement and the ability to quickly respond to client needs is what sets Fairhurst apart.
As a specialist division, Fairhurst provides health and safety consultancy services. The health and safety team includes qualified chartered professionals as well as members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. With the expertise of the wider Fairhurst firm at the team’s disposal, and considerable experience in the fields of water, transport, environment, leisure, power and development, Fairhurst can select personnel and tailor services to meet each client’s exact needs.
Fairhurst’s involvement with the new hospice began when the health and safety team was originally appointed as the construction, design and management (CDM) co-ordinator for the design and build, to provide specialist advice on the implementation of CDM regulations. When regulations changed in 2015, Fairhurst was subsequently challenged to take on the principal designer role. Fairhurst provides leadership and guidance to members of the project design team on the suitability of their design proposals in respect of health and safety and risk management.
The health and safety consultancy team has provided services through all stages of the project carried out to date including advising Hospice Developments on the CDM aspects of the landlord enabling works, the enabling works phase and the main construction works that started in September 2016.
As well as having provided the CDM co-ordinator and principal designer services for the design and construction of the project, Fairhurst also provides a specific client adviser role in relation to compliance with health and safety legislation and project risk management.
The full range of Fairhurst services are outlined in more detail on the company’s website which is available by clicking here.