It is important that as the client, you are confident with the company you appoint (under CDM 2015) as Principal Designer. That their individual designers have the skills, knowledge and experience within the demolition sector, to ensure the project is delivered safely and in a way that secures the health & safety of everyone affected by the work.
The client has a responsibility to appoint a principal designer with sufficient knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the contract
THE ROLE OF A PRINCIPAL DESIGNER - DEMOLITION
- Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase. In doing so the demolition principal designer must take account of relevant information (such as an existing health and safety file) that might affect design work carried out both before and after the construction phase as started.
- Help and advise the client in bringing together pre-construction information, and provide the information designers and contractors need to carry out their duties.
- Work with any other designers on the project to eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks to anyone affected by the work and, where that is not possible, take steps to reduce or control those risks.
- Ensure that everyone involved in the pre-construction phase communicates and cooperates, coordinating their work wherever required.
- Liaise with the principal contractor, keeping them informed of any risks that need to be controlled during the construction phase, including monitoring and auditing of the demolition project.
- We can also assist the client in discharging the duties under CDM 2015 to appoint suitable duty holders.
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