A Principal Contractor must be appointed under regulation 5  of the Construction Design and Management Regualtions 2015

“A principal contractor is the contractor with control over the construction phase of a project involving more than one contractor. They are appointed in writing by the client to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during this phase”.

Diamond offer a unique non traditional Principal Contractor service- whereby clients decide  NOT to use a General Contractor approach. We give the Client peace of mind allowing them to appoint individual work packages and Diamond as Principal Contractor to manage, monitor and co-ordinate for the duration of the build out. We have a strong pedigree and a large number of vast projects completed over the years for blue chip clients .

Why this benefits you as the Client 

  • Substantial cost savings compared to General Contractors
  • Allows the Client to take partial completion / Handover in a safe environment
  • Ability to work along -side the Clients Partnered Contractors (Understanding the Clients complex fitouts)
  • Impartiality from a General Contractors objectives
  • Interpret,  transfer, nurture European Contractors into Uk Health and Safety Standards
  • Mutual interest to the Clients

Principal Designer

A principal designer is the designer with control over the pre-construction phase of the project. This is the very earliest stage of a project from concept design through to planning the delivery of the construction work. The principal designer must be appointed in writing by the client to carry out their duties.

The principal designer is an organisation (or on a smaller project they can be an individual) that has:

  1. a technical knowledge of the construction industry relevant to the project;
  2. the understanding and skills to manage and coordinate the preconstruction phase, including any design work carried out after construction begins.

Where the principal designer is an organisation they should have the organisational capability to carry out the role as well as the necessary skills, knowledge and experience that individual designers must have.

Principal designers may well have separate duties as designers on a project.

Using the highest standards of site managers, we pro-actively monitor sites of all scales creating a top quality level of health and safety culture without delaying the project. We also co-ordinate and co-operate with the contractors so the job runs smoothly. This relieves the unnecessary pressure from the client so they can focus on other things of importance.

Diamond can provide any type of health and safety consulting at the client’s request. This includes services such as site audits and inspections, producing risk assessments and method statements (RAMS), providing support and advice on CDM, etc.

Our Health & Safety service is delivered by experienced and highly qualified Health & Safety Consultants who are all either qualified members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) or the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

With our help you have the reassurance that you are doing all you can to keep your employees and customers safe.

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