CDM Construction

Construction (Design & Management) Regulations

Providing the main duty holder on risk mitigation, application and legislation

Alex Warner

How we help the Client

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 place responsibility for managing the health and safety on defined duty holders, the Client being the main one.

The Client has overall responsibility for the project’s safety success and management and is supported by LCS and the formally selected: Designer, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor in different phases of the project.

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Who is the Designer

A Designer is an organisation or individual that prepares or modifies a design for any part of a construction project, including the design of temporary works or arranges or instructs someone else to do it.  

Designers include architects, consulting engineers, interior designers, temporary work engineers, chartered surveyors, technicians, specifiers, principal contractors, specialist contractors and some trades. 

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principal designer

 Principle Designer

The Principal Designer can be an organisation or individual who is appointed by our Clients to take the lead in planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety during the pre-construction phase (design and planning stage) of a project involving, or likely to involve, more than one contractor. 

A Principal Designer is a designer (as defined in the CDM 2015 Regs) with control over the pre-construction phase with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to carry out all the functions of the role. 

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Principle Contractor

Principal Contractor

The Principal Contractor is the contractor with overall control of the construction phase on projects with more than one contractor. They are appointed by our Clients and there should only be one for a project at any one time.  

The Principal Contractor must be capable of carrying out the role and have the right skills, knowledge and experience, dependent upon the nature of the work and the range and nature of risks involved.  

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CDM 2015 Duty Holder Training

We offer a range of Construction (Design & Management) training courses in our virtual classroom or face to face. Delivering a high standard of knowledge and expertise. Covering the practical application and implementation methods, along with the legal requirements to deliver safe and sustainable successful construction.

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