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    CDM Regulations

Contractors

Fire Safety and Management

Services include:

  • Development of health and safety documentation and procedures manuals
  • Site audits
  • Gap analysis

Principal Designer

The term 'Principal Designer' is somewhat of a misnomer as there are no design duties for the Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations 2015.

There is certainly no requirement under CDM2015 for the Principal Designer to be the lead designer (architect or engineer), the project manager or your quantity surveyor.

If the lead designer is unable to undertake the role of Principal Designer or they do not have sufficient time and resources and or knowledge, skills and experience to discharge the function of the Principal designer I am able to take on the role of Principal Designer the duries of which include the under CDM 2015 to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate health and safety matters during that period.

The appointment should be made as soon as practicable and before construction work begins.

As an Architect I am able to undertake this role.

Principal Designer Adviser

Where the selected Principal Designer does not have sufficient skills, knowledge and experience or sufficient time and resources to coordinate health and safety matters on a project as a sub-consultant to the Principal Designer I undertake appointments to help them discharge the Principal Designer duties.

As an Architect I am able to undertake this role.

Client Adviser

Under CDM 2015 there is no obligation on the Principal Designer to advise and assist the Client to help them discharge their duties.

Assistance can be provided to clients as a CDM Advisor to help them discharge their client duties - particularly with regard to:

  • ensuring that construction work is carried out, so far as reasonably practicable, without risk to the health and safety of workers;
  • completing and submitting the F10 Notification;
  • ensuring that the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor comply with their duties;
  • advising on the suitability or otherwise of the Contractor or Principal Contractor's Construction Phase Plan;
  • Ensuring that there are suitable welfare facilities on site prior to and during construction,
  • and Ensuring that health and safety arrangements are maintained and reviewed throughout the project.

Principal Contractors

Assistance to Principal Contractors is provided for:

  • Development of construction health and safety plans.
  • Risk assessment and method statements
  • Site audits
  • Vetting contractors
  • Compilation of Building Manuals.
  • Management procedures;
  • Fire awareness and fire marshal training on site
  • Health and safety awareness training on site.
  • Fire risk assessments and fire plans