Pick Everard, as a multi-disciplinary design practice, satisfies all legal requirements of CDM 2015 Regulations in carrying out the role of Principal Designer. For construction sites where it is anticipated that there will be more than one contractor, Clients have a responsibility to appoint a Principal Designer.
The Principal Designer has an important role in influencing how the risks to health and safety should be managed and incorporated into the wider management of a project.
Decisions about the design taken during the pre-construction phase can have a significant effect on whether the project is delivered in a way that secures health and safety. The Principal Designer’s role involves co-ordinating the work of others in the project team to ensure that significant and foreseeable risks are managed throughout the design process.
In our role as Principal Designer we provide the following:
- Assist the Client in identifying , obtaining and collating the pre-construction information
- Raising the necessary F10 notifications
- Provide pre-construction information to designers, the Principal Contractor and Contractors
- Ensure Designers comply with their duties and co-operate with each other
- Carry out design risk workshops and reviews
- Liaise with the Principal Contractor for the duration of the appointment
- Prepare the Health and Safety File