If you wish, you can appoint someone else to carry out your duties as a client. The CDM Regulations allow you to appoint an agent for this purpose.
If you appoint an agent, you first have to ensure that they are competent to carry out your duties as a client. This may involve making enquiries about their previous track record, experience and management arrangements for carrying out these duties.
If you have decided someone will act as your agent a written declaration has to be sent to HSE by either you or the agent.
The declaration should:
explain the agent is acting on your behalf;
include the name and address of the person making the declaration;
contain the exact address of the site;
be signed by or on behalf of your agent.