CDM Principal Designer

CDM Principal Designer

Please find below the detail of the service we provide associated with the requirements of a Principal Designer under CDM regulations. We also offer several additional ancillary services which we are happy to discuss more after understanding your needs.

The role of the Principal Designer is to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and to coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health or safety.

As the Principal Designer we facilitate the above by implementing a host of processes which help us engage and integrate with all members of the Design Team – whether they represent the Client or the Principal Contractor. The approach we adopt promotes and provides a coordinated and collaborative standpoint supported by measures to enable effective communication flows so that the right information is delivered to the hands of the right people at the right time.

In liaison with all Designers, we take a proactive lead on Design Risk Management, ensuring that the General Principles of Prevention are being applied to designs, and that Designers are complying with the strict liabilities and duties as set out within the CDM Regulations. We utilise a host of processes and proformas to help record, monitor and manage design risks, some of which include Design Risk Registers, Design Decision Logs, Design Gateway Reviews, Design Risk Justification Statements, RAG Lists, specific CDM Risk Workshops and Design Team Meetings.

We know what good looks like. Accordingly, this allows us to implement best practice techniques and measures to achieve compliance. We offer practical, pragmatic and cost-effective advice on all aspects of the Regulations including the reasonable steps taken to assess Skills, Knowledge and Experience and Organisational Capability, how to ensure effective two-way communication exists, how to manage interfaces within the design and construction teams, how to manage the Design Risk Management piece and how to plan, manage and monitor both the Pre-Construction and Construction Phases. Our service delivery is supported by a suite of CDM procedures, process and proformas, all of which must sit within our clients wider CDM Policy and CDM Strategy.