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If you have a contractor working for you, then both you and the contractor will have duties under health and safety law. This also applies when a contractor employs subcontractors.

When employing contractors you should:

Contracting construction work

If you are contracting construction work you have duties as a client under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).

A client is anyone who has construction work carried out for them.

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Updated 2016-01-06