Principal Designers London are specialist CDM advisers having both Construction and Safety qualifications. Consequently we can help Design and Surveyor teams with their duties. We have covered various projects from Canals through to luxury Hotels and Places of Worship.
The company is run by an experienced Chartered Building Engineer with NEBOSH qualifications see http://nebosh.org.uk and whom has passed the latest APS exam on CDM 2015. Consequently they will plan and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase with the Clients / Designers assistance in an easy pragmatic fashion.
All construction sites where it is anticipated that there will be more than one contractor commercial Clients have a responsibility to appoint a Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor.
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The Principal Designers role is to plan, manage and monitor the co-ordination of health and safety in the pre-construction design phase of the project. They also ensure competency of all other Designers and advise the Client of whether the Principal Contractor is suitably qualified for safety aspects of the project.
On a domestic Client project where the domestic Client does not appoint a Principal Designer, this role must be carried out by the Principal Contractor. The HSE F10 form is now required on domestic projects if the manpower requisite is met.
Therefore it is preferable to have the Lead Designer to perform the duty assisted by ourselves however the Client can also appoint what is now termed a CDM adviser. Commercial Clients are now fully responsible for safety failings within these new Regulations but Domestic Clients are still exempt.
See Health and Safety Executive website www.hse.gov.uk
HSE FFI Tip
To avoid site closures and fixed fee intervention the qualification known as CITB SMSTS Card is the preferred level required to run a safe construction site although other similar training courses will suffice such as NEBOSH etc.
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