Can a client appoint someone else to meet the client’s duties on their behalf?

A client can ask someone else to manage the construction project on their behalf and carry out the functions of the client, but the client still remains liable for meeting the client duties – as applies to any other health and safety responsibility. The role of client is determined by who originates the project and is at the head of the procurement chain, and not by an appointment to that role. A client cannot contract someone who is not already a client for that project, to take over as the client.