CDM / Principal Designer

CDM / Principal Designer

Arctica has the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to act as the Principal Designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Over 25 per cent of our technical staff are registered as associate members of the APS.

The aim of the CDM regulations is to consider the risk of harm to those who build, use and maintain a structure. As a client of Arctica you can appoint us to take control of the pre-construction phases of your project and help you to discharge your statutory duties under the regulations.

Our key role as Principal Designer is to manage the health and safety risks that are associated with a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase are critical in ensuring that the health and safety of everyone affected by the work throughout the lifetime of a project are fully considered and mitigated as far as practicably possible.

At Arctica we:

  • Ensure that the client is aware of their duties under CDM 2015 regulations before starting any design work.
  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase accounting for all the relevant information that might affect design work carried out, both before and after the construction phase has started.
  • Help and advise the client compile pre-construction information.
  • Provide the information designers and contractors need to carry out their duties.
  • Work with any other designers on the project to eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks to anyone affected by the work. Where that is not possible we take steps to reduce or control those risks.
  • Create a health and safety file and review, revise and update it as required throughout the course of the project.
  • Ensure that everyone involved in the pre-construction phase coordinates their work wherever required.
  • Liaise with the principal contractor, keeping them informed of any risks that need to be controlled during the construction phase.

For more information on our CDM Principal Designer services call us on 01780 482200.

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