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CDM REGULATIONS 2015: PD ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Clients and Designers assess ability to take on PD role

The CDM Regulations 2015 come into force on 6th April 2015 triggering abolition of the CDM Coordinator (CDM-C) and introduction of the new client appointed Principal Designer (CDM-PD) at the heart of construction project risk management.

The PD is the designer with control over the project pre-construction phase and the appointment comes with a number of legal duties which are considerably more demanding than those undertaken by the CDM-C.

Project clients are considering who they may appoint and whether prospective PDs possess the skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capabilities necessary to fulfil the role.

Prospective PDs including architects, other designers and businesses currently appointed as CDM-C will also be considering their skills etc. to establish if they can legally accept PD appointments.

Both parties must be confident PD appointments are robust

When a PD is appointed the client under CDM 2015 must take steps to ensure that the PD complies with the statutory responsibilities.

As a first step sensible clients will therefore be interviewing prospective PDs and asking searching questions to confirm that PDs appointed can deliver the required actions and stand up to subsequent scrutiny by HSE or others.

Those designers seeking appointment as PD will also be setting out their management arrangements for undertaking the CDM-PD responsibilities.

We have therefore prepared a Client PD Assessment Template to assist clients and designers with this process.

CDM 2015 Information and Templates

See CDM 2015 Survey Results for the findings of our CDM 2015 Five Minute Online Survey.

We have published a great deal of further information and templates designed to support Clients, Designers, Principal Designers/Contractors and Contractors in meeting their duties under CDM Regulations 2015.

 

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