Health And Safety
Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)
We have an in-house team of Surveyors who are fully versed in the requirements and obligations of the role of Principal Designer in regard to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and can therefore oversee and assist you throughout the project to ensure you comply with your duties as stipulated in the Regulations.
The Regulations state that, on projects where more than one contractor (including sub-contractors) is involved, a Principal Designer must be appointed at the design stage of your project, in order that all Health & Safety aspects are considered and incorporated from the outset.
The Principal Designer is responsible for co-ordinating, managing and monitoring matters relating to Health & Safety during the pre-construction phase of the project (e.g. everything up to work starting on site). They will liaise with other members of the design team and the Principal Contractor throughout the project and will also notify the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) if the project meets certain criteria.
The Principal Designer will provide pre-construction information to the Principal Contractor as well as prepare a Health & Safety File, which is handed over to the Client on completion of the works, which contains relevant Health & Safety information on the project (e.g. material data sheets) and a list of all contractors, sub-contractors and consultants who have been involved in the project.