Section 16. Fulfilment of responsibilities on behalf of the client

The client may agree in writing that, on behalf of the client, a legal or natural person will undertake specific responsibilities pursuant to these Regulations (client's representative). The agreement must specify which duties and authority the client's representative will have.
The choice of a client representative will not exempt the client from their responsibility.
The client's representative will not have other duties or tasks that might be in conflict with the tasks to be undertaken on behalf of the client. Before the client's representative is chosen, the client must assess whether any such conflict might arise. The assessment must be documented.
The client's representative must have the required knowledge of safety, health and the working environment, including working environment legislation.
The client must follow up regularly that the client's representative fulfils their obligations. This follow-up must be documented by the client.