This topic outlines the role and responsibilities of clients under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) which came into force on 6 April 2015 in Great Britain and on 1 August 2016 in Northern Ireland.

A client is defined as any person the project is carried out for. The client can therefore be an individual, a group of individuals, a company, or other organisation; see Who is a Client?

In Practice

What Is CDM 2015 For?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) applies to all construction work (as defined).

CDM 2015 sets out roles and responsibilities for the following parties (duty holders) during construction activities:

  • clients

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