Bespoke Safety Solutions does not take on the role of Principal Designer but using our Skills, Knowledge and Experience in the industry we will assist in managing the Pre-Construction Phase. Whilst the role of the CDM Advisor is not outlined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, it is a service we offer to aid in managing design risks and in applying the general principals of prevention. This service is not a replacement service for the Principal Designer.
Our CDM Advisor Service Includes:
· Full Client briefing of roles and responsibilities.
· On site safety inspection audits.
· Contractor CDM briefings.
· Review and audit of management arrangements.
· Assistance with review of risk assessments and method statements.
· Review of contractors O&M manuals.
· Review of PDs Health and Safety file.
The Role of the Principal Designer
A Principal Designer is the designer with control over the Pre-Construction Phase of the project and must be appointed on all construction projects where there is more than one contractor. Using the general principals of prevention, the Principal Designer’s work should focus on ensuring the design work in the Pre-Construction phase contributes to the delivery of positive health and safety outcomes. Appointing the Principal Designer early will provide the client with help in matters such as pulling together the Pre-Construction Information and giving the Principal Designer enough time to carry out their duties.
The Principal Designer can be an organisation or an individual that has:
a) The technical knowledge of the construction industry relevant to the project
b) The skills, knowledge and experience to understand, manage and coordinate the Pre-Construction phase, including any design work carried out after construction begins.
Design decisions made during the Pre-Construction phase have a significant influence in ensuring the project is delivered in a way that secures the health and safety of everyone affected by the work.
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