JAR Architecture

CDM Co-ordination

CDM Co-Ordination services are offered both in house and externally to our clients. A client is someone who is having construction or building work carried out, unless they are a domestic client.

A domestic client is someone who lives, or will live, in the premises where the work is carried out. The premises must not relate to any trade, business or other undertaking. Although a domestic client does not have duties under CDM, those who work for them on construction projects will. Client duties apply to any business that seeks or accepts the services of architectural consultants, builders or workers to carry out construction project work. This definition is very wide and includes companies, partnerships and sole traders.

CDM co-ordinators have the following duties under the CDM Regulations

  • Advise and assist the client with their duties;
  • Notify details of the project to HSE;
  • Co-ordinate health and safety aspects of design work and co-operate with others involved with the project;
  • Facilitate good communication between the client, designers and contractors;
  • Liaise with the principal contractor regarding ongoing design work;
  • Identify, collect and pass on pre-construction information; and
  • Prepare/update the health and safety file