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Principal Designers CDM Kent

Principal Designer Services in Kent

At Universal Safety Practitioners, we have been involved as Principal Designers on a plethora of unique domestic and commercial projects across Kent and the surrounding area.

Our extensive experience providing high-quality, bespoke Principal Designer services encompasses a wide range of environments, from domestic projects to multi-site commercial restorations and social housing renovations, to name just a few.

When acting as the important duty holder role of Principal Designer, we work diligently to mitigate all potential construction design risks, and our trusted network of reputable, qualified and accredited designers, engineers and architects can vouch for our service and attention to detail.

As a qualified and experienced Principal Designer in Kent, we take great care in ensuring that all the mandatory governance documentation is completed for the important pre-construction phase of any domestic or commercial building work. All of this documentation will be supplied in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, otherwise known as CDM.

Do you have any construction health and safety queries regarding your project? Please fill in our contact form with a brief description of your project requirements, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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What is CDM?

CDM refers to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 which is the most recent set of regulations that UK domestic and commercial building Health and Safety projects must adhere to. Compliance with CDM regulations is mandatory whether you are a homeowner commissioning a domestic self-build project, or are representing an organisation working on multi-site commercial or public sector projects.

What is a CDM Principal Designer?

The CDM introduced the duty holder role of ‘Principal Designer’ in 2015. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) states that a Principal Designer is the appointed individual or company that is responsible for overseeing and managing the pre-construction phase of any project involving at least one building contractor.

The Principal Designer (whether an individual or organisation) must exhibit the appropriate, relevant skills, knowledge and experience (and, if a company, the organisational capability) to fulfil all duties of this relevant duty holder position.

Why You Should Choose Universal Safety Practitioners

At USP we take our duty-holder role as Principal Designer seriously, having been entrusted to plan, manage and monitor a vast range of pre-construction phases for construction projects in Kent and the neighbouring areas. 

Our professional design 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 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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Universal Safety Practitioners’ Expertise

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With unmatched technical proficiency and broad pre-construction coordination experience, USP has helped domestic and commercial clients in the UK fulfil their health and safety requirements. Just take a look at what our valued clients have said about our industry knowledge, diligence and commitment to efficient service delivery.

In Need of a CDM Principal Designer in Kent?

Please use this form to contact one of our Principal Designers that can assist you with your Kent-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,
West Sussex, BN13 3QZ