Principal Designer Services

HAL undertake the role of Principal Designer for clients and also Principal Designer Support Services to Designers who may not have the necessary competences or resources to plan, manage and monitor the health and safety aspects of design.

The changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 put a greater onus on Clients to address health and safety within their projects.

CDM 2015 makes the client more accountable for the impact their decisions and approach have on health, safety and welfare on the project.

Clients are required under the CDM 2015 to appoint a competent firm or individual who has control over the pre-construction phase of a project as Principal Designer, where it is likely that there will be more than one contractor working on the project at any time.

Our experts have extensive experience in construction projects and in-depth knowledge of the CDM 2015 regulations to lead the design and construction of projects.

  • Advice to clients on their duties and meet their obligations

  • Competence checks on designers, contractors and subcontractors

  • Notification to the HSE

  • Co-ordination of health and safety aspects of design

  • Liaison between the client, designers and contractors.

  • Liaison with Principal Contractor regarding on going design

  • Preparation of Health & Safety File covering all the major health and safety issues

  • Production of Pre-Construction Information to designers and contractors

  • Health & Safety Audits

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