The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 were introduced in 2015, meaning the legal responsibility regarding managing Health & Safety during design and construction lies with the client until they employ the services of a ‘Principle Designer’ and/or ‘Principle Contractor’, and such responsibilities are delegated formally.
Typically, your architect will assume the role of ‘Principle Designer’ unless they notify you (‘the Client’) in writing that they are unable to perform/undertake the role on your project.
Eco SIPs Homes design team take on the role of ’Panel Designer’, the design team will be responsible for the Health & Safety during design of the ‘SIP Package’ that forms the basis of any quotation we issue and will work closely with the ‘Principle Designer’ and ‘Principle Contractor’ upon acceptance of our quotation.
Eco SIPs Homes are unable to enter into the role of 'Principle Designer' and/or 'Principle Contractor' but will support a client's ‘Principle Designer’ and/or ‘Principle Contractor’ by issuing all relevant drawings, structural calculations and associated documents to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations. The SIPs construction drawings and structural calculations where provided/required will only form part of this application.
Should Eco SIPs Homes have any involvement in a 'Clients' Planning or Building Regulation design, no matter how large or small the company's involvement, the company will not take on the role of 'Principle Designer' or Principle Contractor'.
For further reading, please refer to HSE publications outlining CDM2015 and the client responsibilities. These two documents may be useful; ‘Need Building Work Done?’ (INDG411(rev1), published 04/15), and ‘Construction Phase Plan (CDM 2015)' - available below.
Please note we would recommend that you also refer to the STA Library by following the link below, here you will find various guidance notes, technical bulletins and videos http://www.structuraltimber.co.uk/library
If in doubt please ask.