HSE to target Principal Designers

The HSE’s business plan for 2019/2020 sets out a clear agenda to investigate Principal Designers. Since the introduction of the Principal Designer stakeholder under the CDM Regs 2015 there have been few successful prosecutions of Principal Designers, however the scrutiny of Principal Designers and their compliance with their duties is about to get a lot closer.

The HSE business plan sets out the key objectives for 2019/2020 as follows:

 lead and engage with others to improve workplace health and safety;

 provide an effective regulatory framework;

 secure effective management and control of risk;

 reduce the likelihood of low-frequency, highimpact catastrophic incidents;

 enable improvement through efficient and effective delivery

So please ensure that your relationship with the PD is appropriate for any projects in hand


As ever if in doubt please let us know


Have a safe quarter, Ian and the team

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