Construction Phase Plan
Know your responsibilities
As potential Contractors under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, you need to be aware of your responsibilities. The CDM Regulations require all construction projects to have a construction phase plan (CPP), you will need to ensure this is in place before any works commence.
You will need to produce a construction phase plan describing how you will manage the various safety aspects of the works. The Managing Director in conjunction with the Supervisor shall be responsible for the preparation and maintenance of secured contracts Health and Safety documentation. The Site Supervisor shall co-ordinate the activities of all operatives to ensure they comply with the construction phase plan including contract Health and Safety requirements and legislation, plus check on the provisions of information and training of all employees, where appropriate, as well as subcontractor’s health and safety, when appointed.
When/if acting as Principal Contractor the following protocol will be adopted:
- Develop and maintain a Construction Phase Plan as required by The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
- Through on-site management ensure that every contractor complies with the rules set out in the health and safety plan.
- Ensure co-operation between all contractors;
- Taken steps to ensure that only authorised persons are allowed onto the construction site area.
- Ensure that the particulars of the F10 Notification are displayed in a prominent location on the site where they can be read by any person working on the project;
- Keep the up-to-date with any information required to go into the health and safety file;
- Oversee and ensure compliance with Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
- Monitor and ensure all work is carried out in accordance with approved/agreed Risk Assessments and Method Statements and ensure that staff and sub-contractors are appropriately qualified/certified to carry out the work;
- Undertake regular site inspection and feed forward to regular toolbox talks with contract staff and sub-contractors.
- Manage the interface between the construction and the site operations to ensure minimum disruption to operations.
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