What are the client and client's agent duties under the CDM Regulations?
You have the following duties under the CDM Regulations, whether you are a client or client's agent:
Appoint a planning supervisor;
Provide information on health and safety to the planning supervisor;
Appoint a principal contractor;
Ensure those you appoint are competent and adequately resourced to carry out their health and safety responsibilities;
Ensure that a suitable health and safety plan has been prepared by the principal contractor before construction work starts; and
Ensure the health and safety file given to you at the end of the project is kept available for use.
If you arrange for someone to prepare a design or for a contractor to carry out construction work on the project, you also have duties to ensure they are competent and are adequately resourced to carry out their health and safety responsibilities.