Sunday, 11 March 2012

CDM Regs FAQ - Clients

As a client, what do I have to do to comply with regulation 9 of CDM 2007?

You need to make sure that:

 designers, contractors and other team members that you engage are competent, adequately resourced and appointed early enough for the work they have to do
 you allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, from concept onwards
 you co-operate with others involved with the project to allow other dutyholders to comply with their duties under the Regulations
 you co-ordinate your own work with others involved with the project to ensure the safety of those carrying out the construction work, and others who may be affected by it
 there are suitable management arrangements in place throughout the project to make sure the construction work can be carried out safely and without risk to health – this does not mean managing the work yourself, as it is unlikely that clients have the expertise and resources needed, and it can cause confusion
 your contractors have made arrangements for suitable welfare facilities to be provided from the start and throughout the construction phase
 any fixed workplaces (eg offices, shops, factories, schools) which are to be constructed will comply, in respect of their design and the materials used, with any requirements of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
 relevant information likely to be needed by designers, contractors or others to plan and manage their work is passed to them

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