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Principal Designers CDM Crawley and Horsham

Principal Designer Services in West Sussex

Universal Safety Practitioners has extensive experience acting in the duty holder role of Principal Designers on a wide range of domestic and commercial projects throughout West Sussex, including the towns of Horsham and Crawley.

Our team has been trusted to provide bespoke and high-quality Principal Designer services, ranging from domestic works to large-scale commercial restoration projects and public sector buildings.

At USP, we are proud to work with an experienced and trusted network of designers, engineers and architects in Horsham, Crawley and the surrounding areas to eliminate potential health and safety risks related to a project’s design.

As qualified and experienced Principal Designer’s in Crawley, we take great care in ensuring optimal safety design during the vital pre-construction phase. We also ensure that all relevant designers and contractors regularly communicate and collaborate with one another while remaining aware of all ongoing health and safety developments.

Do you have a health and safety query regarding your project? Please fill in our contact form with a brief description, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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What is CDM?

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) is a mandatory set of regulations governing construction-related projects within the UK. These regulations apply to both domestic and commercial construction projects. This means that if you’re a homeowner commissioning structural or renovation work, you must comply with the CDM regulations much like you would with commercial projects.

What is a CDM Principal Designer?

The duty holder role of the Principal Designer was introduced in the 2015 CDM regulations to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety throughout the pre-construction phase. 

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) stipulates that the Principal Designer, whether an individual or organisation, should have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience (or organisational capacity if a business) to manage health and safety during the pre-construction phase.

Why You Should Choose Universal Safety Practitioners

At USP we take our role as an appointed Principal Design company in West Sussex seriously, having been entrusted to plan, manage and monitor a huge range of pre-construction phases for domestic and commercial projects in this county. 

Our skilled and proficient team will be able to help you by:

  • Identifying, controlling and eliminating foreseeable health and safety risks
  • Ensuring effective fulfilment of designer and contractor duties in line with health and safety regulations
  • Preparing and providing relevant information to duty holders
  • Liaising with the Principal Contractor(s) to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the next construction phases
  • Producing relevant health and safety files (H&S file) and pre-construction information (PCI)
  • Completing F10 documentation for HSE submission, if required
  • Providing bespoke Principal Designer services across a diverse spectrum of project environments in Crawley, Horsham Eastbourne, Hastings, & Brighton & Hove in Sussex, as well as other areas in Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and London

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With unrivalled technical knowledge and extensive experience in pre-construction coordination, USP has helped numerous clients across the UK fulfil their health and safety requirements for some truly complex projects, including leisure facilities, solar farms and even the Saatchi Gallery.

Just take a look at what our valued clients have said about our diligence and efficiency.

In Need of a CDM Principal Designer in Horsham and Crawley?

Please use this contact form to contact one of our Principal Designers who can assist you with your West Sussex-based project.

Alternatively, please give us a call at 01903 942996 or send us an email at

Office Address:

Universal Safety Practitioners LTD, Suite B3A, Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way Worthing BN13 3QZ