Principal Designer/CDM Coordination
The regulations governing Construction Design Management has changed from the 6th April 2015, the main changes to the regulations are shown below.
CDM Regulations - the requirements
- A Principal Designer for the whole project needs to be appointed if there is more than one contractor involved with the works.
- A Principal Contractor needs to be appointed if more than one contractor (including subcontractors).
- All construction projects, both notifiable and non-notifiable need to have a Construction Phase Plan.
- On completion of works where more than one contractor has been involved a health and safety file needs to be produced.
If a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor is not appointed the client defaults to the position of Principal Contractor/Designer.
Nene Construction Management Services are offering the service of acting as Principal Designer or can provide the support required to be a Principal Designer with regards to compiling Pre-Construction information and Construction Phase Plans. This support is offered from the design stages of works through to completing the final safety file.
- Initial consultation/advice to the client of their responsibilities
- Advise client on competency of designers/contractors
- Notification to the HSE of the project (F10)
- Preparation of pre-construction information for contractors or tendering purposes
- Design and site risk assessment prior to construction
- Monitoring construction stage in relation to design and temporary works
- Working with designers and contractors to ensure their duties under the regulations are met
Health and safety files/O&M manuals
- Compile final site specific information to remain with the building