The CDM2015 Regulations are in full force now and Principal Designer duties apply to all projects where there is more than one contractor.
The Principal Designer must plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase in order to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health or safety.
Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 the Principal Designer must be a Designer, but not necessarily the lead designer, architect or project manager as the Principal Designer duties are focused upon health and safety – not aesthetics, programme or budget.
In those circumstances where your firm is appointed as Principal Designer and you wish to enjoy the benefits of some experienced and committed support in carrying out your duties, our team at Keelagher Okey Klein are on hand to provide Principal Designer Advisor (PDA) services to ensure that you have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capability related to health and safety in construction which the new Regulations demand.
Alongside this service to designers, we are also being asked by Clients to provide advice and assistance in complying with Client duties, which are now more onerous and demanding than under the 2007 Regulations. Find out more about how we are supporting Clients across the UK on our CDM 2015 and CDM Advisor pages.
With our years of experience in this field there is no organisation better equipped to advise you. For a full scope of services or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact John Okey or one of our Health and Safety Advisors on 01925 654158.