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Principal Designer Training Course

Understand the role of Principal Designer under CDM 2015

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015, enforced in April 2015, have redefined the duties and legal responsibilities of the Principal Designer.

The Principal Designer is a new role, appointed by the client, that controls the pre-construction phase of the project. This role has the skills and knowledge to plan, manage and monitor the co-ordination including any design work of the pre-construction phase. The Principal Designer has absorbed some of the CDM Coordinator's responsibilities.

Principal Designer's duties include:

  • Ensuring designers comply with their duties and co-operate with each other
  • Reviewing health and safety information provided
  • Liaising with the principal contractor for the duration of their appointment
  • Preparing the health and safety file

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