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Are you a contractor?

What you need to do

A contractor is any person who, in the course or furtherance of a business, carries out or manages construction work.

The law requires that contractors:

What you need to know – two key questions

Question 1: What happens if the client is unaware of his duties?

Answer: A contractor may not carry out construction work unless any client for the project is aware of his duties under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007.

Question 2: Who is required to inform HSE about projects?

Answer: The co-ordinator must inform HSE of notifiable projects (longer than 30 days or 500 person days). A contractor may not carry out construction work unless the notification has been given.

Manage your work

Contractors must plan, manage and monitor their construction work so that health and safety risks are controlled.

In addition, contractors must:

Provide information and training for your workforce

Contractors are responsible for providing their workforce with the information and training needed to secure workforce health and safety. This includes:

co-operate with the principal contractor (PC)

On notifiable projects the client must appoint a PC. Contractors must work with the PC to implement the construction phase plan.

In particular, contractors must: