Under Regulation 8 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM), there is a requirement to appoint “competent” people to fulfil the various roles on a construction project. This ensures that individuals are accountable and that projects are run safely and efficiently. Clients are required to appoint designers with sufficient skills, knowledge and experience for their tasks.

The topic outlines the meaning of “competence” in this context, and how to make sure that those appointed have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience.

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