CDM 2015: clarification and industry reaction

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  1. The industry should note that the proposed role of the Principal Designer does not replace that of the CDM Coordinator, only part of it – ie the coordination of the health & safety aspects of design & pre-planning.
    The rest of the CDMC’s current duties (providing the client with advice and assistance) will not be required in the new version of CDM. Though it should be remembered that clients (as employers) already have an explicit duty to arrange for suitable competent H&S advice under the Management Regs (MHSWR 1999)

  2. On Richard Thorne’s comment above the Principal Designer role will presumably be transferred to the Design and Build Contractor at construction stage. In this case the PC would also be PD.

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