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For Principal Designers

Principal Designer’s must be appointed in writing by the Client on projects involving more than one contractor.

The Principal Designer must be a designer and have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to carry out the role.

The Principal Designer has legal duties to plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase of a project. These duties include:

  • Identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risk in accordance with the principles of prevention (from the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999);
  • Ensuring designers carry out their duties;
  • prepare and provide information to other duty holders;
  • provide relevant information to the principal contractor to help them comply with their duties.

If no designer on the project has the required skills, knowledge or experience to enable them to carry out the role, they can employ the services of someone who does. We can be that person by providing you access to our Principal Designer Advisers who are Certified Members of the APS. We can act on your behalf ensuring your roles and responsibilities as the Principal Designer are seamlessly discharged. This role is advocated by the Association for Project Safety who have prepared a form of appointment to accompany this service.

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