Principal Designer under the CDM Regulations
The role of principal designer includes: Informing the client of their duties under the regulations. Planning, managing and monitoring health and safety in the pre-construction phase, including; identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks; and ensuring designers carry out their duties. Helping compile pre-construction information and providing it to designers and contractors. Preparing the health and safety file and then reviewing, updating and revising it as the project progresses. Liaising with the principal contractor to help in the planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordination of the construction phase. Taking into account the general principles of prevention. Ensuring that all persons working in relation to the pre-construction phase cooperate with the client, the principal designer and each other. Checking that designers have sufficient skills, knowledge, experience and (if they are an organization) the organizational capability to carry out the work.