Principal Designer - Building Safety Act

As Chartered professionals with extensive construction knowledge and project experience, Andrew Fleet Limited are perfectly placed to execute the role of Principal Designer under the Building Safety Act

The construction sector is undergoing a significant transformation with the implementation of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA). Effective from October 1, 2023, a new dutyholder framework is being introduced for all construction projects, with limited exceptions. This entails the mandatory appointment of a 'Principal Designer' and 'Principal Contractor' for the majority of construction endeavors, each with their own specific obligations and competency criteria.

Although the titles 'Principal Designer' and 'Principal Contractor' may seem familiar, they hold distinct roles under the Building Safety Act, separate from those defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations). Despite sharing identical labels, the responsibilities and skillsets required for these roles under the BSA are different from those outlined in the CDM Regulations.

We are currently developing our documentation and processes which will enable us to be your partner in safely carrying out this role. 

If you are a designer or client looking for support in complying with the requirements of the building safety act please sign up to our waitlist below and be the first to benefit from partnering with us.