CDM 2015 Regulations place a high duty of care on all designers involved in a project to produce plans for buildings that are, so far as reasonably practicable, safe to construct, use, maintain and demolish, eliminating foreseeable hazards where possible and mitigating / controlling those that cannot be designed out.
In addition, designers are required to advise the construction team of any residual hazards that may be present during the Construction Phase and to note in the Health and Safety file any residual hazards that may present risks to the users of the completed building.
CDM2015 regulations now require that the design process is overseen by a duty holder known as the “principal designer” who must have design hazard review competence (but not necessarily be a qualified designer) and have the necessary health and safety expertise to undertake this evaluation in collaboration with the design team.
We have the experience and expertise to act as a principal designer for most construction projects, backed by a £5,000,000 professional indemnity insurance policy.
As our experience and expertise includes all phases of a construction project from the production of the pre-construction Information, design risk management documentation through project liaison to construction phase management and health and safety file production then we can be an invaluable asset to your design team when producing plans that are as safe as reasonably practicable.
Please contact us or call us on 01777 248 352.