Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6th April 2015 replacing CDM 2007 and set out the requirements for ensuring health and safety on domestic as well as commercial construction projects.
All Clients having maintenance or building work carried out have legal duties under CDM 2015 and where more than one contractor is involved must appoint a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor to help in the planning and co-ordination of the work.
These Regulations help ensure that your construction project is safe to build, safe to use and safe to maintain. Good health and safety planning will also help ensure that your project is well managed and that unexpected costs and problems are minimised.
The duties of all parties under CDM 2015 are clearly outlined by the Health and Safety Executive - click here for more details.
Our Role and Responsibilities
The Principal Designer is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring the pre-construction phase of the project and co-ordinate health and safety information to ensure the project is carried out without risk, so far as is reasonably practicable. Our role involves the following core duties:
- Preparation of the Pre-Construction information and providing relevant information to other duty-holders
- Identifying or eliminating all foreseeable risks to health and safety
- Ensuring all other designers carry out their duties under the CDM Regulations (2015)
- Liaising with the Principal Contractor to assist in the planning, management, monitoring and coordination of the construction phase
At SISCO Architecture we have the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to carry out the duties of Principal Designer and will be seeking ratification from the Association for Project Safety in 2018.