The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, are designed to improve the health and safety record of the construction industry through placing duties on all participants in the construction process to ensure that health and safety is managed and co-ordinated from inception to completion. The Regulations apply to almost all construction projects including residential properties.
Where more than one contractor will be working on a construction project then the Client must appoint a Principal Designer to plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate health and safety matters during the pre-construction stage. The role normally continues during construction and the Principal Designer will prepare the Health & Safety File for the project.
This appointment needs to be made as early as possible during the design process, and before detailed design commences. If no Principal Designer is appointed then the Client will assume the role and be required to fulfil the duties.
With over 25 years involvement in the delivery of CDM related services, which have always been provided by professionals who are also designers, we have the skills and experience to undertake the role of Principal Designer. This was recognised in August 2015 when we achieved CHAS accreditation as both Principal Designers and Designers.
Since 2015 we have acted as Principal Designer on numerous projects with values in excess of £8 million covering a full range of project types from maintenance to refurbishment, extensions and major new build developments.
We are experienced in all sectors including education, leisure, commercial and blue light projects. We are also able to assist Clients by acting as CDM Advisor and delivering both Principal Designer and CDM Advisor services for many of our key clients.Contact Us