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Principal designers: roles and responsibilities Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 A principal designer is a designer who is an organisation or individual (on smaller projects) appointed by the  client  to take control of the pre-construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor. Principal designers have an important role in influencing how risks to health and safety are managed throughout a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase have a significant influence in ensuring the project is delivered in a way that secures the health and safety of everyone affected by the work. Principal designers must: plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase. In doing so they must take account of relevant information (such as an existing health and safety file) that might affect design work carried out both before and after the construction phase has started help and advise the client in