The legal requirements placed on a client and their contractors is covered under the construction (design and management) regulations. More commonly known as CDM regulations 2015.

Under regulation 8 of CDM 2015, duties are imposed on:

  • Clients
  • The principal designer
  • Designers
  • The principal contractor

Principal Designer

Where a client requires more than one contractor for their project, they must appoint a principal designer. The principal designer role replaces the coordinators role under CDM 2007. Principal designer’s manage the pre-construction phase of a project, while principal contractors … Read More

Clients under CDM 2015

A client is any person for whom a project is carried out. L153 (CDM 2015 Guidance) In order to manage the health and safety risk associated with their project, the client must make suitable arrangements for: Managing the project Maintaining … Read More

CDM 2015 Introduction

As well as legal requirements being placed on the employer and employee relationship, legal requirements are also placed on clients and their contractors. The legal requirements placed on clients and their contractors are covered under the construction (design and management) … Read More