Are you aware of your duties and responsibilities?
Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations 2015), a Principal Designer (PD) plays a pivotal role in determining how risks to health and safety are managed throughout a building project.
If you are the Client under the CDM Regulations you have a legal duty to appoint a principal designer.
The CDM Regulations apply to all building and construction work, including new-build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
Under the Regulations, a Principal Designer must be appointed to plan, manage, and monitor everything relating to health and safety during pre-construction.