The M&S Bank Project was a new concept combining Marks & Spencer & HSBC. The project consisted of the installation of banking facilities at 28 M&S stores across the United Kingdom in 2012.
The store banks were entirely designed around M&S’s valued customers, and works included alterations to the existing Bureau de Change, the installation of new Banking facilities including a secure vault, installation of BT, data & power lines and associated finishes.
The combination of contractors and specialists involved with the project required a specialist team with a detailed understanding of Health & Safety and CDM.
Callidus were appointed as lead the CDM Co-ordinator for all standalone Bank installations; as Construction Design Management Co-ordinator, Callidus was the key project advisor to Marks & Spencer in respect of construction health and safety risk management.
Callidus were also appointed as Specialist Health & Safety Advisor for all installations which were incorporated in other projects; this included advising the design team already on the project of the risks associated with the Bank installation. Callidus were key point of contact for all matters relating to Health & Safety on the scheme; including advising on asbestos survey requirements and reviewing potential project clashes at the store.
At the start of every store project Callidus carried out an in depth scoping visit of every store; this included looking at local & landlord restrictions, welfare restrictions, deliveries and traffic routes. Based on the scoping document a high level Hazard Elimination & Management List (HEML) was created for each store; this was presented to the design team for review and input. Each HEML was updated as the project progressed and a set of residual hazards were presented within the Health & Safety File.
Callidus were considered an integral part of the Design Team from the concept stages until the construction of the bank; this meant Callidus had to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
As the work was done in a live M&S store consideration had to be given to securing the construction site, getting equipment from the loading bay to the site, review of the potential routes the three 750KG ATM’s could take, minimising noise, dust and vibration.