CDM Co-ordinator

The CDM Co-ordinator’s primary function is to act as the Client’s key project advisor in respect of construction health and safety risk management, and manage the flow of health and safety information between clients, designers and contractors.

A ‘CDM co-ordinator’ has to be appointed to advise the client on projects that last more than 30 days or involve 500 person days of construction work. The CDM Co-ordinator must be appointed before any Designer works start.

The CDM co-ordinator’s role is to advise the client on health and safety issues during the design and planning phases of construction work.

The duties of a CDM Co-ordinator are:

  • Advise and assist the client with their duties.
  • Notify details of the project to HSE.
  • Co-ordinate health and safety aspects of design work and co-operate with others involved with the project.
  • Facilitate good communication between the client, designers and contractors.
  • Liaise with the principal contractor regarding ongoing design work.
  • Identify, collect and pass on pre-construction information.
  • Prepare/update the health and safety file.

All PFP Safety Services consultants are Registered Members of the Association of Project Safety.