Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Principle Designer (CDM Coordinator) Role

The Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations introduced in 2015 require a Principle Designer to be appointed, so who / what is a Principle Designer.

A Principal Designer (CDM PD) can be an organisation or individual who is appointed by the client (commercial or domestic) to take the lead in planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety during the pre-construction phase (design and planning stage) of a project involving, or likely to involve, more than one contractor.

The CDM PD must be appointed (in writing) as early as possible in the design process, and where practicable, at the concept stage of the project.

AM Safety Specialists Ltd from Braintree, Essex supply clients with qualified personnel to act as CDM PD in accordance with CDM Regulations. Our experienced CDM PD’s have successfully undertaken a range of challenging projects from small to very large.

Services provided by our Principle Designers in accordance with the 2015 Regulations include:

  • Advice and assistance to enable compliance with the requirements of relevant legislation.

  • Notification to the Health & Safety Executive of projects.

  • Coordination of the design, planning and all preparations in relation to Health & Safety issues.

  • Identification of relevant Health & Safety information to ensure it is notified to relevant parties.

  • Production and maintenance of a Health & Safety file that is available to all relevant parties.

  • Our Principle Designer undertake site visits and audits to monitor Health & Safety arrangements. They provide the advice and guidance necessary for clients to meet, and exceed, the requirements of the CDM 2015 Regulations from the outset of a project to final completion.

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