The regulations governing Construction Design Management has changed from the 6th April 2015, the main changes to the regulations are shown below.
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
Compile final site specific information to remain with the building