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What is a CDM Principal Designer
Posted by David Cant on November 24, 2014
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What is Expected of a CDM Principal Designer

CDM Principal DesignerA Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the general principles of prevention to ensure that so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health or safety;

A Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the general principles of prevention to ensure that assistance is provided to the client in the preparation of the pre-construction information required by regulation 5(2);

Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase the pre-construction phase, taking into account GPP to ensure the identification, elimination, or control, SFARP, of foreseeable risks to the h&s of any person;

  • (i) carrying out or liable to be affected by construction work,
  • (ii) maintaining or cleaning a structure, or
  • (iii) using a structure designed as a workplace;

A CDM Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the general principles of prevention to ensure the cooperation of all persons working on the project;

A Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the general principles of prevention to ensure designers comply with their duties in regulation 10;

(CDM2007 – take all reasonable steps to ensure)

Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the General Principals of Prevention to ensure the preparation and subsequent appropriate revision from time to time of a Health and Safety File which must contain information relating to the project which is likely to be needed during any subsequent construction work to ensure the health and safety of any person;

The Right Information, To Right People, At The Right Time

A Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the general principles of prevention to ensure the prompt provision of pre-construction information in a convenient form to:

  • every person designing the structure; and
  • every contractor who has been or may be appointed by the client; and

Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase a project, taking into account the General Principals of Prevention to ensure liaison with the Principal Contractor as appropriate for the duration of the project and in particular regarding any information which the Principal Contractor may need to prepare the construction phase plan or which may affect the planning and management of the construction work.

Established and Trusted Support for Designers and Your Architectural Practice

For many years (Former CDM Coordinators) Veritas Consulting continue to provide competent support to Architects and Design Practices of which is essential for Principal Designers who need that valuable assistance in order to comply with the CDM Regulations.

We are only a phone call or email away, just get in touch today for a no obligation discussion 

(The above is as it stands today)

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David Cant is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner extraordinaire. He has a wealth of Industry experience and is the MD of Veritas Consulting.

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