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CDM Principal Designer Services

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Whatever your role in construction, the CDM Regulations 2015 aim to improve health and

safety in the construction industry by helping you to:

  • sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish

  • have the right people for the right job at the right time

  • co-operate and co-ordinate your work with others

  • have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed

  • communicate this information effectively to those who need to know

  • consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed


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CDM 2015 - A new approach to managing H&S risk


The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replaced the CDM 2007 Regulations on 6 April 2015 removing the role of CDM Co-ordinator and introducing a new Dutyholder known as the Principal Designer.


In line with these regulations, GHPC Group Ltd can now offer four key services to support your projects:

Principal Designer - as a design and surveying consultancy, GHPC has the organisational capability to lead a Design Team with respect to health & safety aspects of a project and to influence how risks to health & safety should be managed throughout the project

Key Client CDM Advisor to support Clients committed to outstanding CDM compliance, when in-house design teams act as the Principal Designer but require support to fulfil the legal responsibilities or when contractually they require Lead Designers or Principal Contractors to fulfil the legal role of Principal Designer, but want to ensure that the Client’s interests are always being met with regards to CDM

Consortium Principal Designer or CDM Advisor on projects with multiple Clients working in consortium, GHPC can provide a pivotal role in the management and co-ordination of the health & safety aspects of a project at consortium level, ensuring all Dutyholders across complex sites, comply with their duties

GHPC Group Ltd - Organisational Capability & Service Excellence


GHPC Group Ltd has extensive experience of the CDM Regulations; from the inception of the first regulations in 1994 through to the third version from 2015. As a company, GHPC has acted extensively as Planning Supervisor, CDM Co-ordinator and now Principal Designer throughout the UK, advising all Dutyholders on their responsibilities and assisting Clients, Designers, Principal Contractors and Contractors to carry out their duties in accordance with the law.

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In delivering our Principal Designer and CDM Advisory services, we pride ourselves on providing clear, concise advice to all of our Clients and project stakeholders to ensure that projects can be run in accordance with the necessary legislation, with a strong foundation of good health & safety management, while balancing risk with cost and reaching strong, practical and logical solutions which allow the necessary commercial and design decisions to be made without compromising safety or exposing any project stakeholders to unnecessary liability.


All GHPC Principal Designers are fully competent and trained, and have extensive experience of acting as PD / CDM-C, Consortium PD / CDM-C and in project/health & safety management of larger, more complex projects (such as bridge/viaduct construction, substantial regeneration projects and major land & infrastructure development projects).


Our approach to providing comprehensive but focused Pre-Construction Health & Safety Information demonstrates our individual Principal Designer's considerable experience in the industry, providing a thorough insight into the constraints of a project which give tendering contractors an accurate basis for providing realistic quotations and ensuring that Health & Safety remains a primary focus of their working methods.


As a Design company, GHPC has considerable experience of managing the design process, overseeing risk inherent in design and ensuring that design work fully considers eliminating, reducing & mitigating risk, a perfect complement to the new CDM 2015 legislation.

Download - CDM 2015 - Guidance for Clients


At GHPC we know that ensuring you comply with all the regulatory requirements can be a bit of a headache for Clients, and you will need relevant areas of guidance from the CDM Regulations 2015 to make the initial process a little easier.


The CITB / HSE Industry Client Guidance Document will help to get you started.


And don't hesitate to contact us on 01344 304 800 to discuss any queries you have, we are here to help.

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CDM Advisor to support a Lead Designer or Principal Contractor who is required by their Client to take on the legal role of the Principal Designer but who may not have the in-house skills, knowledge or experience to manage the health & safety aspects of a project, and/or lacks the organisational capability or resources to carry out the role effectively

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