Welcome to Wilkins Safety Group

THE WILKINS SAFETY GROUP’s health and safety consultants, which are based in Somerset, take the worry of dealing with Health & Safety regulations off your hands, leaving you free to concentrate on running your business the way you want to.

We specialise in supporting small businesses that cannot afford to employ a health and safety manager.

In our experience a small firm that does not presently comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 (HSAW74) is part of the majority of small firms in the UK.

The Wilkins Safety Group work with all kinds of industries and are recognised providers of Health & Safety Training.

Breathe Freely - health and safety consultants


The Wilkins Safety Group was established in January 1992 and so this year we are celebrating 25 Years of helping to make our clients safer.

CDM 2015

The Wilkins Safety Group has carried out hundreds of jobs as CDM Coordinators, under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007. However this position has been removed by the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 and the duties split between Principal Designer, Client and Principal Contractor.

The Wilkins Safety Group are an APS Registered Practice and Award Winning CDM Consultants having won Highly Commended as APS National Consultancy of the Year 2016.  Our health and safety consultants can offer a complete CDM service to UK businesses, enabling us to act as ‘Principal Designer’ as well as CDM Adviser for Clients, Architects and Designers and also as CDM Adviser to Principal Contractors.

APS logoAssociation for project safety - registered practice Principal Designer

The know-how your project needs providing the CDM support you need from concept, through both pre-construction and construction phases and finally the post construction phase that adds reassurance for you and your team. We have the construction experience to suggest safe and economical methods of work as well as check the required paperwork.

We can also arrange other professional help such as Party Wall surveys, Project Coordination and Full building surveying services.

See this short CITB film about the CDM2015 Regulations

For details of our CDM Adviser/Principal Designer service please download this pdf folder: CDM 2015 Adviser and Principle Designer 1

SSIP logoSMAS Accreditation

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have recently gained our SMAS (Safety Management Assessment Specialists) accreditation and so have received another SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) member certificate.

With more and more clients requesting consultants are SMAS accredited, our Worksafe certificate means the appointment/procurement process can be fast-tracked as our quality standards have been independently verified.

SMAS accreditation enables a consultancy to demonstrate full Health & Safety competence following inspection and assessment of policy, procedures, training, records and insurances.

As a fully accredited consultancy, Wilkins Safety Group are now listed on the SSIP database as:

  • Health & Safety Consultant. – SMAS accredited

Assessed Against: CDMC Services, Health and Safety Consultants

  • Principal Designer – APS accredited
  • CDM Adviser – APS accredited

Assessed Against: Principal Designer and CDM Adviser (Client Adviser and Principal Designer Adviser Service)

Award Winning Health and Safety Consultants - Your Business is Safer in our Hands

“This was probably the best delivery of a CDM course I have attended. I have been to courses on the 1994 & 2007 Regs and this was the most accessible format”
Matthew Glasgow, National Trust, Alcester Consultancy Hub
“Thank you again for the informative session that you delivered to the Building Surveyor team at Laycock on Wednesday.”
Caroline Steel, National Trust - Specialist Lawyer (Dispute Resolution)
“Very useful course content” – CDM 2015 course
Philip Durman, Building Consultancy Services (NP) Ltd - Quantity Surveyor
“Very thought provoking, Thanks” – CDM2015 course
Thomas Holley, John Beveridge Structural Engineers
“I found this course (CDM2015) very useful with exchange of views and the different aspects the delegates were interested in”
Jim Pendleton, Wellington School - Estates Manager
“That was an excellent delivery yesterday – thank you very much

The forum of opinion seemed completely satisfactory and a credit to you for your organisational skills”

Laurence J Underhill, Underhill Associates - Quantity Surveyor & CDMC
Course (CDM2015) was particulary good for those who have had little exposure to CDM previously
Richard Hughes, RWE Innogy
Informative and interspersed with humour which facilitates memory of important bits
A very good seminar – Thank you
(CDM 2015 – Designer Risk Assessment Course)
Mike Morgan, BM3 Architecture
Very informative course (CDM2015 for the Smaller Builder) with good content that doesn’t overload or scare those that have not been used to this before.
Owen Beale - Contracts Manager, George Bros (Builders) Ltd
Very interesting and in depth training (CDM2015 for the Smaller Builder) which will improve our working site safety tremendously.
Many Thanks
Mark Raucki - Contracts Director, A J Raucki & Son Ltd
Good informative course (CDM2015 for the Smaller Builder). We will tighten up on health and safety, keep on top of risk assessments and generally keep a safe and tidy site
Tom Mutter, H Mutter & Son Builders
A great course (Asbestos Awareness) makes you think about your role and responsibilities, I would recommend this course.
Dave Adams - Health & Safety Officer, Wye Valley NHS Trust
Great course (Asbestos awareness) I will be more aware on site and in advising clients
Tina Barratt - Structural Engineer, Brian Jones Structural Engineers Ltd
(CDM 2015 for Smaller builder course) As I knew very little of my responsibilities I will do everything differently – Very helpful
Zoe Betterton - Architect, Cornerstoner Design & Build
The contribution that you have made to the understanding of our compliance requirements, and the support you have provided at relatively short notice, has been much appreciated and has played a part in a significant improvement in Health & Safety at Framptons.
Stephen Brooks - Operations Director, Framptons Limited
Enjoyed the day (CDM2015 Awareness Course 9th May 2016) and found the training interesting. It was delivered in a clear and understandable manner.
Richard Buxton - Events Officer, Nottingham City Council
Good Facilitator -(CDM 2015 Awareness Course 9th May 2016)
Gary Wand - Properties, Nottingham City Council
Have more awareness of client responsibilities – especially for building managers. Ensuring effective communication will be stressed.
Thank you – (CDM2015 Awareness Course 9th May 2016)
Alison Sheldon - Health & Safety, Nottingham City Council
Acting as principal designer, Jon is excellent at making clear the main areas and constraints which the design team has to consider when developing this large scale and complex heating system renewal at Saltram House…

Jon’s quiet overviewing approach provides the freedom for the engineers and cost team to develop their designs whilst Jon overviews and assists where appropriate.

Ken Evans - Project Manager, National Trust

The National CDM Awards 2016 – Wilkins Safety Group win again!

We were shortlisted for two categories at The National CDM Awards 2016 for both the Principal Designer of the Year and Consultancy of the Year. .

The event celebrates the best of the design and construction health and safety risk management sector. Awards are presented in 9 categories, each one showcasing the best in the industry, including The National Student Design Awards.

We are pleased to announce that we won the Highly Commended Award for  Consultancy of the Year 2016.

APS Shortlisted badge for health and safety consultants

RIBA design excellence award for health and safety consultantsRICS 2012 awards for health and safety consultants

Wilkins Safety Group acted as CDM Coordinators for the repair and refurbishment of Tyntesfield House for the National Trust, Wessex Region

winner of the:

  •  2012 RIBA South West, Conservation Award,
  •  2012 RIBA South West Award for Excellence in Architecture,
  •  2012 RICS South West, Building Conservation Award
  •  2012 RICS South West, Building of the Year Award.  .

The Wilkins Safety Group receive an award at APS National CDM Awards

Wilkins Safety Group  have been recognised for its work on £3.8 million conservation project at the Association for Project Safety (APS) National CDM Awards in Edinburgh held on 7thOctober 2015.

The awards recognise excellence in health and safety risk management during design and construction phases, and were judged by leading industry figures including the Health & Safety Executive.

Wilkins Safety Group was highly commended as CDM Coordinator and Principal Designer for their work on the Dyrham Park re-roofing project and installation of a new biomass boiler in the “Architectural Project of the Year Award 2015” READ MORE >>>

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