The Role of Principal Designer

Appointment of the Principal Designer is required where there is more than one contractor undertaking construction work.

The Principal Designer’s role involves Co-ordinating the design work of others in the project team to ensure that significant and foreseeable risks are managed throughout the design process. The Principal Designer must plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health and safety.

They facilitate good communication and co-operation between project team members and co-ordinate the preparation of the health and safety file.

It is important that the Principal Designer appointment is undertaken very early on at the planning stage in order to ensure that health and safety is considered throughout the project.

Our CDM/Principal Designer team will deliver this role, ensuring your projects are fully compliant with the regulations.

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