Contractor Duties under CDM 2015

Contractors are those who do the actual construction work. They can be either an individual or a company. Summary of role/main duties Plan, manage and monitor construction work under their control so that it is carried out without risks to health and safety. For projects involving more than one contractor, co-ordinate their activities with others…

Principal Contractors Duties under CDM 2015

Principal Contractors are contractors appointed by the client to co-ordinate the construction phase of a project where it involves more than one contractor. Summary of role/main duties Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate the construction phase of a project. This includes: liaising with the client and principal designer preparing the construction phase plan organising co-operation between…

Designer Duties under CDM 2015

Designers are people who, as part of a business, prepare or modify designs for a building, product or prepare or modify designs to system relating to construction work. Summary of role/main duties When preparing or modifying designs, eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during: construction the maintenance and use of a building…

Principal Designer Duties under CDM 2015

The Principal Designer will be replacing the role of CDM Coordinator as part of CDM 2015. This means that during the pre-construction phase the responsibility will be upon the Principal Designer to to ensure that Health & Safety is considered. The Principal Designer is a designer appointed by the client in projects involving more than…

Domestic Client Duties under CDM 2015

Who is a domestic client? A domestic client is someone who has construction work carried out on their own home, or the home of a family member and which is not carried out in connection with a business. Local authorities, housing associations, charities, landlords and other businesses may own domestic properties but they are not…

Client Duties under CDM 2015

A client is an organisation or individual for whom a construction project is carried out. Summary of role/main duties Make suitable arrangements for managing a project. This includes making sure that: other duty holders are appointed sufficient time and resources are allocated Clients must also make sure that: relevant information is prepared and provided to…