Online CPD: Clients – Fulfulling your obligations under CDM Regulations

Available until 18th March 2021

The 2016 Construction, Design and Management (CDM) regulations imposed a number of significant legal responsibilities on construction clients. Whilst architects, contractors and other consultants are mostly up-to-speed with the new regulations many construction clients are not fully aware of their obligations despite the fact that failure to comply may constitute a criminal offence. This is understandable as there has been a dearth of awareness training on the client’s role.To address this RSUA held three one-hour seminars on the Client’s roles, duties and responsibilities under CDM(NI)2016.  It is relevant to anyone who has, is, or is likely to be a client for a construction project.  It is relevant regardless of the size of the project and applies to clients of one-off and multiple projects.  

Seminar Content

1.     Managing Projects·     


Structure of CDM(NI)2016

Duty holders

The Client as duty holder

The commercial client

The domestic client

Project phases

2.     Appointments & Notification·    

Managing the project

Appointments & fees 

Providing information 


Check PD performing 

PCI & tender

3.     The Domestic Client  

 Construction Phase Plan

 Check PC performing

Welfare facilities

Management arrangements 

Completion and handover


Health & Safety File

Contents of the File 

Problems and pitfalls  

Current issues & possible solutions


Jim Armstrong is founder and Director of DIMENSIONS Design & Management Ltd. Jim has over twenty years’ experience, eighteen self-employed, as Chartered Architect and CDM Consultant – including Planning Supervisor / CDM Co-ordinator / CDM Principal Designer under past / current UK legislation and PSDP under Irish legislation.  Jim has been one of RSUA’s key delivery partners in CDM training.