The Principal Designer MUST have the Skills, Knowledge and Training & Experience (SKATE) to take on the role
If the Principal Designer appoints any other Designers or Contractors – Make sure they have necessary SKATE
Co-operate with everyone involved in the project and make sure everyone else co-operates with each other
Report any Health & Safety issues that they become aware of to whom they are working for
When providing information or instruction – make sure it is comprehensible and provide in good time
The Principal Designer must
Plan, manage and monitor Health and Safety in the Pre-Construction Phase, in particular when
Design, technical and organisational aspects of the project are being decided
Estimating periods of time required for programming the work
Assist the Client in providing the Pre Construction Information
Make sure that all designs take account of the General Principles of Prevention to identify and eliminate foreseeable risks to people building, maintaining, cleaning & using a structure where possible.
Control residual risks and provide clear information on these to other duty holders when it isn’t possible to eliminate them
Ensure all other designers comply with their duties
Assist the Client in providing the Pre Construction Information & distribute this to all other duty holders
Liaise with the Principal Contractor in planning the Construction Phase and assist the PC in preparing the Construction Phase Plan.
Prepare the Health and Safety File during the Pre-Construction Phase, develop this during the construction phase and hand it to the client on completion.
Note – This page is for guidance only. Application on a project must comply with the official HSE issue of the Regulations