The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are the main regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare for construction projects in the United Kingdom and apply to all commercial and residential construction work, including refurbishment, demolition, new builds, extensions, conversions repair and maintenance.
Under these regulations clients are required to appoint a Principal Designer to plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate the health and safety in the Pre-Construction phase of the projects involving more than one contractor.
The Principal Designer should be appointed as early as possible in the design process and should be in place for as long as there is a need for their role to be performed which is usually up to and including the completion of all ongoing design development.
It is recognised within the regulations that the appointed lead designer on a project is best placed to take on the role of Principal Designer, however it has been our experience that not all designers are comfortable taking on the role without some form of specialist assistance.
Using our extensive health and safety knowledge and experience CCAS are able to offer support to Designers looking to take on these duties to ensure compliance.
Contact us for an informal discussion on how we can help, or to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our expert team.