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CDM - Principal Designer Services


Principal Designer is a new legal role introduced in CDM 2015 Regulations. The role mainly relates to identification and management of health and safety aspects of project design.


SafeScope has extensive experience of providing impartial and independent CDM related services. Since its inception in 2008, SafeScope has provided CDM services on hundreds of projects of various sizes and complexity. Our CDM services experience includes demolition, residential, mixed use developments, commercial, retail, educational, multi-storey, hospitals (NHS), civil engineering, leisure, airports, manufacturing, hotels, local authorities, listed buildings and ecclesiastical building projects.


Our CDM team leader Dr. Khalid Bhutto (BEng MSc PhD CMIOSH FCIOB CFaPS) has a background in civil engineering, construction, project management and integrated health and safety, quality and environmental management systems. Before starting SafeScope in 2008 Khalid worked as a company Director for one of the major regional construction consulting engineer firms. Since then SafeScope has successfully developed and has gradually grown as a trusted name in provision of CDM and other related services.


Our Principal Designer service is personally developed and led by Khalid and reflects his expert knowledge of the subject, extensive practical experience in the industry and outstanding qualifications. Hence, our Principal Designer service delivers an independent, impartial, very high standard of knowledge and excellent value.


Our Principal Designer service entails:

  • A long term partnership approach - where required
  • Support to project team (particularly client and designers)
  • Sensible and practical approach
  • A robust bespoke in-house management process
  • A depth of competent technical and administration staff resource
  • Competitive cost/fee structure

We are based in Ipswich - Suffolk and provide our services in London, East of England (East Anglia), East Midlands, South East Regions and nationally.


In addition, we offer Principal Designer Advisor service to those design practices taking on the role of Principal Designer on construction projects.


Our Principal Designer service is offered in line with and fulfilling the legal requirements of CDM Regulations 2015.


For further information about our Principal Designer service, enquiries or queries, please feel free to contact us.

Some Recent SafeScope CDM Projects


HaughleyDial Farm Haughley          Landex

PortobelloPortobello Street Sheffield Portobello Construction Ltd

Lillian BaylisLillian Baylis                      Henley Homes

ARU ARU Helmore Building        Anglia Ruskin University






















































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