Sunday, 11 March 2012

CDM Regs FAQ - Main duties of contractors


Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

What are the main duties of contractors under the CDM Regulations?

Contractors must co-operate with each other and with the principal contractor to co-ordinate their work activities. (This applies to adjoining sites as well as the project they are directly involved in.) Contractors should be competent for the work they are doing; plan, manage and monitor their own work to ensure health and safety; and provide suitable information and training for their workers to ensure their health and safety.

As a contractor, what should I do if the job is not notifiable and there is no principal contractor?

The contractor will be required to:

* inform the client of the their CDM 2007 duties if this has not already been done
* plan, manage and monitor the construction work to make sure it is carried out without risks to health and safety
* provide information, training and a suitable site induction for their workforce
* make sure the site is suitably fenced and prevent access by unauthorised persons
* ensure adequate welfare facilities for those working on the site

Source HSE

To read more on contractors duties under CDM Regs click here

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