Principal Designer

BLB Surveyors provides a comprehensive Principal Designer service in line with the requirements of CDM 2015. Our staff have received specialist training in the role certified by the Association of Project Safety (APS).

The Principal Designer is appointed by the Client to protect their position and to ensure that all CDM obligations are met throughout the Design, Construction and subsequent operation of the building. The Principal Designer will liaise with the Designers and help to eliminate or mitigate design risks.

The Principal Designer will work closely with the Principal Contractor, providing advice where necessary on the preparation of the Contractors Construction Phase Plan and helping to ensure safe systems of work on site.

At the completion of a project, our Principal Designer will work with the Principal Contractor and, where relevant, specialist sub-contractors to deliver the Building File and all O&M Manuals, guarantees and record information.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Advise client on duties
  • Identify, collect and pass on pre-construction information to Principal Contractor
  • Advise on construction phase plan
  • Notify HSE and update
  • Facilitate good communication
  • Manage H&S information between all parties
  • Produce H&S file to be passed on to the Client