Although there will be a 6 month transition period for CDMC’s on active projects already notified, key changes to the Regulations will affect all new projects with immediate effect.
The new Regulations broaden the Client’s duties and Clients will now be responsible for some of what the CDM Co-ordinator used to do.
– Domestic clients will now have duties, which are immediately passed automatically to the sole contractor or Principal Contractor, unless the client has actually appointed a principal designer to carry out the domestic client’s duties.
– The Client will be the ultimate Duty Holder and have the prime role of making suitable arrangements for managing a project so that health, safety and welfare are secured.
– The introduction of a new Duty Holder, that of a ‘Principal Designer’ from the 6th of April 2015. If the Client does not does appoint a Principal Designer, the Client will assume the role.
– From 6th April to 6th October there will be a transitional period for active projects where a CDM Coordinator has already been appointed. A Principal Designer must be appointed to replace the CDM Coordinator by 6th October (unless the project ends before then). The CDMC must carry out their duties under the 2015 Regulations.
– Principal Contractor’s duties are extended to coordination of the construction phase in addition to the current duty to “plan, manage and monitor”.
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