Principal Designer

Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015: Principal Designer

In accordance with the requirements of the CDM 2015 Regulations, Keelagher Okey Associates possess the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capability required to provide our Clients with comprehensive and effective Principal Designer services.

At Keelagher Okey Klein we have over 24 years’ experience complying with the CDM Regulations and providing CDM services to major clients across the UK on projects up to £530million.

All our mature and experienced Health and Safety Professionals have career backgrounds in construction for both the Private and Public Sector. Each Construction Safety Professional is highly qualified, and all are Certified Members of the Association for Project Safety having passed the APS CDM2015 examination (CMaPS) and/or are Chartered Members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH). In addition to their construction safety qualifications, our multi-disciplinary team include staff from Architectural and Landscaping services, Civil Engineering, Structural, Building and Land surveying backgrounds meaning that our in-house skills are broad, our knowledge of health and safety in design is exceptional and our organisational capability is extraordinary.

Our construction safety experience is unparalleled in the UK. This allied with a Team of mature Professionals experienced in the fostering of a culture of safety across Project Teams provides a service delivery second to none.

We are a long-standing Chartered Practice of the Association for Project Safety for both Principal Designer and CDM Advisor services, having passed their assessment with zero non-conformances, further illustrating the outstanding capability of our Practice.

Keelagher Okey Klein were also amongst the first construction consultancy practices in the UK to officially include Principal Designer and CDM Advisor services into our Quality Assurance accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001 and to have these services reflected in our Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.



From our extensive portfolio of Projects we have been commissioned as Principal Designer for amongst other Clients HM Government, The MOD, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, The Civil and Nuclear Constabulary, The Home Office, The UK Immigration Service, Railtrack, The National Blood Service, The Guide Dogs for the Blind, Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester, The University of Liverpool, The University of Cumbria, The University of Salford, The University of Sheffield, The University of Birmingham, The University of Coventry, Warrington Borough Council, Halton Borough Council, Cheshire West & Chester Council, YHG Housing Trust, numerous retail and shopping Mall complexes, Student Accommodation providers and multiple NHS Trusts.


If you require any further information or advice please call and speak to one of our team on 01925 654158 or complete our Contact Form below with your details and we will contact you.

    “During the 5 years that we have worked with KOK, they have provided a very professional service in respect of not only the core PD/PDA functions, but also in the wider CDM services that we have required of them.

    Based on their previous performance, we would be happy to recommend them for any Principal Designer or CDM Consultancy services you may require.”

    Ian Aldous – UK Account Director for Universities and Science, Arcadis