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CDM 2016 For Contractors

Do you know Health and Safety Law is changing?…and we are here to help


Principal Contractor Health and Safety Duties

July 2016

Changes in the CDM Regulations 2016 will affect Domestic projects - we are here to help.

With over 15 years experience in Construction Health and Safety including extensive experience in CDM Regulations since their introduction in 2007 we are ideally placed to advise you of this imminent change.

The new CDM Regulations impose duties on domestic project Clients as well as commercial Clients. Domestic Client duties will normally be transferred to you the Principal Contractor/Contractor, or, if the Client wishes, to the Principal Designer.

The Role of the Principal Contractor includes:

  • Plan, Manage and Monitor the site
  • Apply the Principles of Prevention
  • Secure the site
  • Organise Contractors
  • Liaise on Design
  • Manage Contractors
  • Provide Induction and Site Welfare
  • Ensure Contractors implement the CPP

Domestic and commercial projects will be notifiable to the HSE under CDM 2015 if the construction work on site is scheduled to:

  1. Last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working simultaneously at any point in the project; or
  2. Exceed 500 person days

Principal Contractor Duties

Where the domestic client does not appoint a principal contractor, the contractor in control of the work will be taken to be the principal contractor and take on the client duties.

The domestic client may, however, choose to appoint a principal designer and enter into a written agreement for the principal designer to carry out the client duties.

The duties of the client will depend on the scale and complexity of the project and the nature and severity of the risks to health and safety involved. These duties will include ensuring suitable arrangements are in place to manage risk, sufficient time is allowed and adequate welfare is provided. Where more than one contractor is involved, there is a requirement to co-operate with others involved to enable safe working.

For free initial consultation and further information contact our office.

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