According to the CDM Regulations 2015 the principal contractor must:

  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the entire construction phase
  • Take account of the health and safety risks to everyone affected by the work (including members of the public)
  • Liaise with the client and principal designer for the duration of the project to ensure that all risks are managed
  • Prepare a written construction phase plan before the construction phase begins, implement, and then regularly review it to make sure it remains fit for purpose
  • Have ongoing arrangements in place for managing health and safety throughout the construction phase
  • Consult and engage with workers about their health, safety and welfare
  • Ensure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout the construction phase
  • Check that  anyone they appoint has the suitable skills, knowledge, experience
  • Ensure all workers have site-specific inductions, and any further information and training they need
  • Take steps to prevent unauthorised access to the site
  • Liaise with the principal designer to share any information relevant to the planning, management, monitoring and coordination of the pre-construction phase

There is lot to consider, develop and maintain in order to satisfy these requirements – that’s where CDM Expert can step in and support. All of these requirements and much more are central services that we offer.