What are the main duties of CDM co-ordinators?

The main duties of CDM co-ordinators are to advise and assist the client in meeting their duties as a client under the Regulations, in particular the duty to:

	appoint competent designers and contractors

	make sure 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

	provide promptly – and 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 as are relevant

	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 welfare facilities are on site from the start

	produce or update a relevant user-friendly health and safety file suitable for use at the end of the construction phase