CDM Co-ordination

Our Principal Designer provides our clients with key project advice, overseeing and assisting on all the work carried out to ensure the health and safety of the site and all individuals working on or visiting, both prior and during the construction phase is being met.

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came into force with the focus being on the actions necessary to reduce and manage risks. Our Principal Designers fulfill all the responsibilities set out in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 with the key aim to integrate health and safety into the management of the project.

Tom Green Surveying & Architectural Services Ltd have a professionally qualified Principal Designer who is a registered member of the Association of Project Safety which ensures we have design risk management skills and expert knowledge of construction. Our Principal Designer will build effective relationships with all key personnel and ensure all communication is clear and concise in order to deliver a successful project.

A Principal Designer needs to be appointed when there is more than one contractor, or if it is reasonably foreseeable that more than one contractor will be working on a project at any time. If the client fails to appoint a Principal Designer then the Client must fulfil these duties.

If the development project is going to last longer than 30 days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point or exceed more than 500 person days of construction work, under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the Health and Safety Executive must be notified in writing before the project begins.

Where your project requires the services of a Principal Designer, we have the expertise for designing projects and administering construction contracts, particularly on works in occupied premises where health and safety is paramount.

The key duties of a Principal Designer are the following:

  • Notify the Health and Safety Executive of the project
  • Ensure clients comply with current Legislation and advise clients if surveys need to be commissioned
  • Assess and advise on the competence of designers and contractors
  • Review aspects of design risk management matters
  • Ensure coordination, communication and the flow of health and safety between all parties
  • Advise clients on the suitability and adequacy of the Construction Phase Plan before the project begins
  • Collect and forward pre-construction information
  • Produce/update the health and safety files for use at the end of the project