PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR SUPPORT

The CDM regulations have placed specific duties on the Principal Contractor, and due to the change in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in 2015 this now includes domestic projects, Refocus Safety Ltd can help companies fulfil their duties by offering individual Principal Contractor Support packages.

Your duties

The CDM 2015 regulations put a duty on the Principal Contractor to:

  • “Plan, manage and monitor the construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the construction phase to ensure that, so far as is reasonably
    practicable, construction work is carried out without risks to health or safety.”
  • Take into consideration the health and safety risks of everyone coming into contact with the work (including deliveries and members of the public) in their planning and
    measures to control the risks.
  • Liaise with the Client and Principal Designer for the duration of the project in order to effectively manage all foreseeable risks.
  • Prior to starting work prepare a construction phase plan. Implement the plan and regularly review and revise it to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
  • Have arrangements in place in order to effectively manage health and safety throughout the construction phase.
  • Consult the workforce regarding their health, safety and welfare.
  • Ensure the welfare facilities provided are suitable and sufficient for the people on site and that they are in place for the full duration of the project.
  • Ensure that all appointed sub-contractors have been sufficiently vetted to assess that they have the required skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capacity to
    undertake their work without risk to health and safety.
  • Ensure that all workers receive a site specific site induction and any further information and training that they require.
  • Take sufficient steps to securing the site preventing unauthorised access
  • Liaise with the Principal Designer to ensure they are kept aware of any risks pertaining to the pre-construction phase.
  • When working for a domestic client the Principal Contractor will normally take on the duties of the Client as well as that of the Principal Contractor. If the domestic Client
    does not appoint a Principal Contractor then the role of Principal Contractor will default to the contractor in control of the construction phase.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Refocus Safety Ltd can assist the Principal Contractor by developing the Construction Phase Plan, preparing ongoing site specific documentation including risk assessments, method statements, undertaking site H&S inspections / monitoring and assist in assessing the competence of sub-contractors.

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have developed a guidance document for Principal Contractors which can be found HERE.

Informative and interesting, delivered well while interacting with the room. Thanks
Stuart Lathan
Stuart Lathan
20. December, 2022.
It is a pleasure working with Russell, who is diligent and professional in his work.
Simon Hamilton
Simon Hamilton
8. December, 2022.
Refocus Safety were engaged to act as the PD on a large project which involved cladding of a warehouse roof. The PCID was issued very quickly with the level of detail which allowed us to develop a CPP in plenty of time. this was approved with no issues. At all times during the project the PD & I were in constant communication to ensure that the project was coming along safely. Information was shared at convenient times and, at the end of the project the PD was keen to ensure that we had relayed all the neccessary paperwork to him which allowed Refocus Safety to complete their own paperwork. Russell Blythe showed great professionalism at all times, made sure that all the documentation was in order and, was prepared to change/alter any paperwork when it was neccessary. We look forward to engaging with Refocus safety again in the future.
steve tate
steve tate
14. February, 2022.
Professional, informative and responsive are very fitting words to describe the level of service received from Russell and his team at refocus. Always delivering to the highest standard.
danny sharp
danny sharp
14. February, 2022.
Refocus couldn't have been more accommodating. They arranged a number of site audits for and responded to all queries and questions promptly. Brilliant service
James Middleton
James Middleton
14. February, 2022.

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