CDM 2007 is out and CDM 2015 is in.
Under CDM 2015 the Client must appoint a Principal Contractor and a Principal Designer on projects where it is reasonably foreseeable that there will be more than one contractor working on a project at any one time.
As of the 6th April 2015, you have Client duties under the CDM 2015 Regulations if you or your organisation is having construction work carried out.
These legal duties include ensuring:
- dutyholders are appointed
- relevant information is provided to your project team
- sufficient time and resources are allocated to the project;
- suitable management arrangements are in place for the duration of your project;
- the Principal Contractor and Principal Designer comply with their duties;
- welfare facilities are established for the duration of the construction works;
Under CDM 2015, no dutyholder is required to provide the Client with advice and assistance. This was a duty of the CDM Co-ordinator under CDM 2007.
Under the superseded CDM 2007 Regulations, Domestic Clients had no duties; however, Domestic Clients who are having construction work undertaken also now have legal duties under CDM 2015.
Domestic Clients’ duties will normally fall to other dutyholders in the project team to discharge.
Whether you are a domestic or commercial Client under CDM 2015, we can act as your independent Client Advisor. We will ensure your legal duties are satisfied throughout the duration of the project from conception to completion.