Architects and sometimes Contractors are being asked to take responsibility for the critical role of Principal Designer. Principal Designer is a confusing title – it has little to do with design work but everything to do with Health and Safety planning and management. The Principal Designer has to plan, manage, monitor and co ordinate health and safety in the pre construction phase as well as provide guidance, advice and information to the client during the construction phase.
Are you happy to do so but need Health and Safety advice? EB Safety Solutions can provide CDM Advisory services to guide and help you meet your Health and Safety obligations.
Are you unable or unwilling to do so? EB Safety Solutions can act as your Principal Designer helping to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate Health and Safety on your construction project.
EB Safety Solutions meet the criteria to act as your Principal Designer. We have the health and safety skills, knowledge, experience and importantly the insurances in place to do so.
An organisation or individual for whom a construction project is carried out and who needs to make suitable arrangements for managing the project including appointing competent duty holders.
A private individual who commissions building work but who still has important duties under CDM 2015. In practice it is usual for them to transfer their Client duties to an Architect or a Builder.
Those who, as part of a business, prepare or modify designs for a building.
Who is appointed to co-ordinate the construction phase where it involves more than one contractor.
Who plans, manages and monitors construction work under their control.
Who is to take control at the pre-construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor. Duties of a Principal Designer include:.