Arctica design team passes principal designer CPD with flying colours

Arctica design team passes principal designer CPD with flying colours

Four members of the team from Stamford-based design firm Arctica (, have passed a recent CPD course with flying colours.

Louise Blunden, Damian Cleveland, Peter Bradley and Jon Fowler completed the course on the role of the Principal Designer in Construction (Design and Management) Regulations  

Arctica director Jon Fowler said: “We take staff development seriously at Arctica. It’s vital that we continue to develop the staff’s core skills, knowledge, attitude, training and experience towards CDM.

“It means that we can optimise the support for our clients in successfully delivering projects.”

Arctica is a member of the Association of Project Safety (APS), which ran the two-day course through training providers Synergie Training. The APS is a professional body which exists to actively and continuously improve and promote the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management.

The role of the Principal Designer is a key appointment made by the lead client in a given project to satisfy the part of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

The aim of the CDM regulations is to consider the risk of harm to those who build, use and maintain a structure. Arctica can take control of the pre-construction phases of a project and help clients to discharge their statutory duties under the regulations.

Jon Fowler added “Our key role as Principal Designer is to manage the health and safety risks that are associated with a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase are critical in ensuring that the health and safety of everyone affected by the work throughout the lifetime of a project are fully considered and mitigated as far as practicably possible.

“That is why CPD recommended by the APS is vital in ensuring our skills are up-to-date at all times.”

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