Thursday, 15 March 2012

CDM Regs FAQ - Duties of the Principal Contractor

What are the main duties of the principal contractor?

The main duties of the principal contractor are to:

  • plan, manage and monitor the construction phase to make sure, so far as is reasonably practicable, it is carried out without risks to health or safety
  • ensure adequate welfare facilities for those working on the site
  • draw up and implement the site rules as necessary
  • draw up and implement the construction phase health and safety plan
  • provide a suitable site induction and make sure those working on site have received the training they need to carry out the work safely and without risks to health
  • make sure the site is suitably fenced and prevent unauthorised people from entering the site
  • ensure co-operation between those working on the site, and that work is co-ordinated in such a way as to prevent danger
  • ensure suitable arrangements for effective consultation with the workforce
  • ensure the right health and safety information is provided to the right people at the right time

Source HSE

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