Principal Designer And Healthy And Safety

All construction work within the UK is to adhere to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 which is informally known as the CDM Regulations.

The Regulations place a number of responsibilities and obligations on a Client (the Client being the person or organisation for whom the construction work is being carried out). These obligations include:
• To Appoint a Principal Designer if more than 1 contractor will be involved on the project
• To Appoint a Principal Contractor if more than 1 contractor will be involved on the project
• To check the competence and resources of all appointees • Ensure there are suitable management arrangements for the project, including welfare facilities
• Allow sufficient time and resources for all stages of the project
• Provide relevant information prior to construction to all contractors and designers




The main duty of a Principal Designer is to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project and take account of the general principles of prevention.

Norder offer a comprehensive Principal Designer service using their professionally qualified in-house team and are able to assist the Client with:
• Provision and circulation of preconstruction information
• Notifying the Health and Safety Executive of the project using regulatory forms
• Advising on construction Health and Safety matters
• Providing Key Document and Health and Safety Files when the project is complete

Norder are also able to offer construction or on-site Health and Safety support to Clients and Contractors on items such as:
• Hazard identification
• COSHH assessments
• Site Inspections
• Method statements
• Risk assessments

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