Once a project has been priced and a contractor chosen it is important that you appoint a Principal Contractor and a Principal Designer.
The Principal Designer (this can be us) will inform you of your duties under the CDM Regulations and draw up a proposal for dealing with any potential health and safety issues that may arise during the project. This may mean eliminating the risks entirely or, if that’s not possible, devising strategies to minimise or control those risks. They will review information from you (such as previous asbestos reports, ground conditions, health and safety files or surveys etc.) and pass this on to the Principal Contractor, with whom they will liaise to ensure the design is properly co-ordinated.
As part of our role as Principal Designer we will produce a file called the ‘As Built’ folder. In order to produce this we need to maintain regular visits to site.
The folder will contain the following information:
- Health and Safety File
- Building Control Completion Certificate
- As Built plans
- As Built technical drawings
- As Built schedules