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CDM Co-ordinator (CDMC)

Summary of Duties under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

  All construction projects
Part 2 of the Regulations
Additional duties for notifiable projects
Part 3 of the Regulations
Clients (excluding domestic)
  • Check competence and resources of all appointees
  • Ensure there are suitable management arrangements for the project welfare facilities
  • Allow sufficient time and resources for all stages
  • Provide pre-construction information to designers and contractors
  • Appoint CDM co-ordinator *
  • Appoint principle contractor *

Make sure that the construction phase does not start unless there are suitable welfare facilities and a construction phase plan is in place.

  • Provide information relating to the health & safety file to the CDM co-ordinator
  • Retain and provide access to the health & safety file

* There must be a CDM co-ordinator and principle contractor until the end of the construction phase.

CDM co-ordinators  
  • Advise and assist the client with their duties
  • Notify HSE
  • Co-ordinate health & safety aspects of design work and co-operate with others involved with the project
  • Facilitate good communication between client, designers and contractors
  • Liaise with principle contractor regarding ongoing design
  • Identify, collect and pass on pre-construction information
  • Prepare/update health & safety file
Designers
  • Elimate hazards and reduce risks during design
  • Provide information about remaining risks
  • Check client is aware of duties and CDM co-ordinator has been appointed
  • Provide any information needed for the health & safety file
Principle contractors  
  • Plan, manage and monitor construction phase in liaison with contractor
  • Prepare, develop and implement a written plan and site rules (initial plan completed before the construction phase begins)
  • Give contractors relevant parts of the plan
  • Make sure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout the construction phase
  • Check competence of all appointees
  • Ensure all worked have site inductions and any further information and training needed for the work
  • Consult with the workers
  • Liaise with the CDM co-ordinator regarding ongoing design
  • Secure the site
Contractors
  • Plan, manage and monitor own work and that of workers
  • Check competence of all their appointees and workers
  • Train own employees
  • Provide information to their workers
  • Comply with the specific requirements in Part 4 of the Regulations
  • Ensure there are adequate welfare facilities for their workers
  • Check client is aware of duties and a CDM co-ordinator has been appointed and HSE notified before starting work
  • Co-operate with principle contractor in planning and managing work including reasonable directions and site rules
  • Provide details to the principle contractor of any contractor whom they engage in connection with carrying out the work
  • Provide any information needed for the health & safety file
  • Inform principle contractor of problems with the plan
  • Inform principle contractor of reportable accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences
Workers/everyone
  • Check own competence
  • Co-operate with others and co-ordinate work so as to ensure the health & safety of construction workers and other who may be affected by the work
  • Report obvious risks