The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing CDM 2007.
CDM 2015 requires the client to appoint a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor where there is, or is likely to be, more than one contractor working on a project.
The role of Principal Designer is new under CDM 2015 and is usually undertaken by a member of the design team with significant control over the design stage. The role cannot be delegated to a third party however, the Principal Designer may not hold the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to adequately fulfil their duties.
In addition, the client now has additional responsibility for health and safety under CDM 2015.
G Squared Surveying Ltd provides clear and concise CDM advice to Clients and Principal Designers to help ensure they fulfil their duties under the CDM Regulations.
We can be appointed to provide guidance and CDM advice to individual duty holders or the wider project team.