The CDM Coordinator Role
What a CDM Coordinator must do for all Notifiable Projects (Part 3 of the Regulations) – CDM Co-ordinators must:
- Give suitable and sufficient advice and assistance to clients in order to help them to comply with their duties, in particular the duty to appoint competent designers and contractors; and the duty to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place for managing the project.
- Notify HSE about the project.
- Co-ordinate design work, planning and other preparation for construction where relevant to health and safety.
- Identify and collect the pre-construction information and advise the client if surveys need to be commissioned to fill significant gaps.
- Promptly provide in a convenient form to those involved with the design of the structure; and to every contractor (including the principal contractor) who may be or has been appointed by the client, such parts of the pre-construction information which are relevant to each.
- Manage the flow of health and safety information between clients, designers and contractors.
- Advise the client on the suitability of the initial construction phase plan and the arrangements made to ensure that welfare facilities are on site from the start.
- Co-ordinate the production or updating of a relevant, user friendly, health and safety file suitable for future use at the end of the construction phase.
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Sources & References:
Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007