The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) require the appointment of a Principal Designer (PD) by a Client where a project involves more than one contractor and they are responsible for the planning, monitoring and coordination of health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project.
The Principal Designer is also required to prepare and provide relevant information to other duty holders under the CDM Regulations. The role of the PD commences pre contract ensuring the works are designed and specified in a safe and methodical approach. The role also continues post contract to assist the Principal Contractor during the construction phase which includes but not limited to reviewing construction phase plans and RAMS. A list of the roles we undertake are;
- Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase. In doing so they must take account of relevant information (such as an existing health and safety file) that might affect design work carried out both before and after the construction phase has started
- Help and advise the client in bringing together pre-construction information, and provide the information designers and contractors need to carry out their duties