Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 the Principal Designer must be appointed by the client where a project requires more than one contractor to complete the work.
The HSE define a Principal Designer’s primary duties as:
- Planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordinating the health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project.
- Identifying, eliminating and controlling foreseeable risks
- Ensuring designers carry out their duties
- Preparing and providing relevant information to other duty holders
- Liaising with the principal contractor
Ibis are fully conversant with the current regulations and happy to assist with the Principal Designer role.
We are able to offer a stand-alone service providing advice and guidance alongside assisting with the administration of the CDM regulations. Typically our appointments of this nature are with consultants appointed to the role of Principal Designer that do not have prior experience of administering the regulations.
However, if we are appointed as Project Manager, Contract Administrator or Employer’s Agent for a project then we are happy to take on the role of Principal Designer ourselves.
Our staff and associates are all well-versed in matters of Health and Safety. As a professional surveying company, regulated by the RICS and holding OHSAS 18001 and SMAS SSiP accreditation , we make health and safety a priority for our staff and our Clients. Our people who undertake the Principal Designer role are members of the Association of Project Safety, CHAS accredited and hold appropriate NEBOSH certificates.