Construction Design and Management (CDM) 2015 regulations dictate that all construction projects are required to comply with Health and Safety regulations. This is intended to ensure that no-one is harmed during construction and that your building is safe to use and maintain. Effective planning is intended to make sure that your project is well managed and unexpected costs and problems avoided.
As a domestic client, you are obligated to do the following:
• Appoint the right people at the right time
• Ensure there are arrangements in place for managing and organising the project
• Allow adequate time
• Provide information to your designer and contractor
• Communicate with your designer and building contractor
• Ensure adequate welfare facilities on site
• Ensure a construction phase plan is in place
• Keep the health and safety file
If you have a Planning and Building Control contract with us, we also offer a Principal Designer service as part of the contract for a fee of £2,000 + VAT.
A Principal Designer has an important role in influencing how the risks to health and safety should be managed and incorporated into the wider management of a project. Design decisions taken during the pre‑construction phase can have a significant effect on whether a project is delivered in a way that secures health and safety. The Principal Designer’s role involves close cooperation with the client and the Principal Contractor and coordinating the work of others in the project team to ensure that any significant and foreseeable risks are managed throughout the design process.
With our Principal Designer service, you will receive the following:
• Design Risk Register
• Project Programme
Stage 1 Invoice: £1,000
• Pre Construction Information
• Updated Design Risk Register
Stage 2 Invoice: £1,000