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CDM - Where company undertakes ALL of its refurbishment work under a direct in-house, self delivery method

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If a company decides to undertake ALL of its refurbishment work under a direct in-house, self delivery method does it automatically become responsible for the Employer, PD & PC duties under CDM2015.
asked Apr 11 in CDM by Badgerbitter (120 points)  

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You would certainly be the Client under CDM Regulations and there is nothing to prevent you from also being the Principal Contractor as well.  In fact under CDM s 5(4) if the Client fails to appoint a PC then they are obliged to fulfil those duties themselves anyway.

The only issue to consider is whether you have the skills, knowledge and experience to perform the role of a PC or PD, as required by s8 (1), which clearly infers that the Client cannot accept such a 'self appointment' unless they fulfil these requirements.
answered Apr 12 by Andrew W-I (20,090 points)