The revision of the CDM Regulations in 2015 created a new duty holder, the Principal Designer, with the remit to be responsible for the effective coordination of health and safety during the design / pre-construction phase to ensure that the principles of prevention are actively promoted into the designs.
With a focus on the identification and elimination of hazards, followed by the reduction and control of residual risk arising from the design process.
The Principal Designer is not the lead designer, but a person or business responsible for ensuring the duty-holders (Client & Principal Contractor) are aware and understand their legal duty, that all parties effectively communicate and ensures cooperation between all parties including designers / architects.
Principal Designer Duties
The revision of the CDM Regulations in 2015 created a new duty holder, the Principal Designer, with the remit to be responsible for the effective coordination of health and safety during the design / pre-construction phase.
The role of a Principal Designer is to ensure that the principles of prevention are to be applied during this phase.
With a focus on the identification and elimination of hazards, they are followed by the reduction and control of residual risk arising from the design process.
The Principal Designer is not the lead designer.
Still, a person or business responsible for ensuring the duty-holders (Client & Principal Contractor) understand their legal duty, that all parties effectively communicate and provide cooperation between all parties, including designers/architects.
Scalable to your project
Our Principal Designer Service is scalable to suit the requirements of your project. Our starting point is to ensure you meet legal compliance and adopt best practices, but the complexity of your project dictates the level of detail required.
We support various projects, from small residential developments to large scale commercial builds and technical engineering projects such as power generation, offshore wind farms, and nuclear.
No matter the size of your project, whether it's domestic or commercial/large or small, we can support you.
The first important step is to appoint a Principal Designer as early as possible, typically in very early design or RIBA Stage 0 for residential projects.
Principal Designer Support
when you need it most
Life as we know it has changed and change is now more important than ever for business.
With our support and guidance, Embark can help you navigate through red tape demands and ensure your business and workforce are kept safe and well.
Many of our clients consider us part of their team and by working closely in partnership with you, we understand your business risks and the need to make a change in greater detail.
Helping you to prioritise and focus your efforts on those areas that require support the most.
As part of your team, you can flexibly access our expertise when you need it most.
Supporting you both onsite and virtually with clear and concise advice and guidance to suit your business.
Why we make the difference
Our services are tailored to suit your organisation, to provide the support that really protects your business.
By working in partnership with you, we work toward a common goal of positive changes in your workplace whilst delivering legal compliance.
Our collaborative approach ensures you have industry-leading advice at your fingertips.
Understanding your business needs and goals are key to our effective partnership.
We pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and expertise, established around a team of experienced consultants from various industry backgrounds. Giving you access to consultants who understand your industry and sectors.
Industries evolve, and practices change. To keep pace, all consultants undertake regular Continous Professional Development, ensuring that our knowledge is always up-to-date and relevant.
We help to alleviate the Health and Safety burden. Through the delivery of practical and cost-effective solutions, we enable you to focus on running your business.
By delivering an efficient service, we are here to support you when you need us most, with a flexible and adaptive provision.
Our service enables you to meet your legal responsibilities while continuing to run your business effectively.