Principal Designer Sheffield

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007. The main change in the new regulations removed the role of a CDM co-ordinator and replaced it with the Principal Designer role. 

Main duties of the role

The principal designer's role is to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase, to co-ordinate health and safety. The pre-construction phase is defined as any period during which design or preparatory work is carried out for a project, which may continue during construction. The principal designer must:

  • assist the client in identifying, obtaining and collating the pre-construction information

  • provide pre-construction information to designers, the principal contractor and contractors

  • ensure that designers comply with their duties and co-operate with each other

  • liaise with the principal contractor for the duration of the appointment

  • prepare the health and safety file 

Here at DRW Property Services we have the experience and knowledge to undertake the role of the Principal Designer.

 

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