Principal Designer

Rekan is well placed to fulfill the Principal Designer role in our capacity as Project Manager, particularly given the practical/hands-on approach adopted.  Since the introduction of this duty holder via the 2015 CDM regulations, we have developed robust systems to support our delivery of this service.  We bring a practical perspective to this role making use of our experience as Project and Construction Managers to ensure the Clients duties are discharged in a practical way.


  • Review project details and notification requirements
  • Brief Client relating to CDM requirements/duties
  • Establish project brief/scope and CDM/H&S risks
  • Assemble/obtain pre-construction information
  • Review consultant team appointments/competency
  • Collate/review designers risk assessments
  • Review tender issue design/scope
  • Provide advice on residual risks
  • Review/assess contractor competency
  • Agree H&S plan format/contents
  • Issue HSE project notification
  • Review/approve construction phase H&S plan
  • Assemble H&S file in conjunction with Principal Contractor
  • Monitor design/changes during construction stage
  • Undertake site audits/inspections


  • Practical approach to project H&S and compliance
  • Integrated member of the project team
  • In depth understanding of the project process and construction regulations
  • Production of clear and robust project documentation/information
  • Ability to closely support/protect Clients in the discharge of their duties

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