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The Principal Contractor must be in overall control of health and safety on site during the construction phase and has a duty to lead the project and set health and safety standards, to meet these duties it is important that the Principal Contractor has time to plan before works starts on site.
The duties of the principal contractor in relation to health and safety at the construction phase are detailed in regulations 12 and 13 of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015. The Principal Contractor also has duties relating to the construction phase plan and health and safety file.
The Principal Contractor duties under CDM include to:-
1) Plan, manage and monitor the construction phase
2) Coordinate health and safety to ensure that construction work is carried without risks
3) Co-ordinate, design technical and organisational aspects
4) Consider stages of work which are to take place simultaneously or in succession
5) Estimate the period of time required to complete work stages
In order to fulfil the role of Principal Contractor MNA will manage all works ensuring that contractors engaged are competent and that control measures in place are sufficient so that the work can be completed safely.
Continual monitoring will be carried out throughout the project to make sure that standards are maintained and action is taken as required to avoid non-compliance.
In order to fulfil this requirement MNA will be responsible for planning managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety on the construction site with particular emphasis on the following :-
1. Safety & Health - the project is carried out to control the health & safety risk.
2. Construction phase plan - to be drawn up as soon as practicable prior to setting up a construction site and updated, reviewed and revised so it continues to be effective.
3. Coordination and implementation of the relevant legal requirements to ensure that contractors or their employees apply the general principals of prevention in a consistent manner and follow the CPP.
4. Contractor training etc. - where appointed ensure the necessary information, instruction, and training is received and appropriate supervision to comply.
5. Cooperation with others - cooperate with any other person at the site or an adjoining site to enable others to perform their duties etc.
6. Site rules: to be prepared and distributed to all relevant persons.
7. Welfare - ensure compliance throughout the construction phase.
8. Liaison with Principal Designer - for the duration of the project and in particular regarding any information which is needed to prepare the H&SF or may affect the planning and management of the pre-construction phase.
9. Health & Safety file - is appropriately updated, reviewed and revised periodically throughout the project.
10. Workforce co-operation, consultation and communication. Two-way communication to ensure that the workforce is informed and instructed on health & safety related matters
11. Site Inductions: Prepare and deliver & record.
12. Submit & display project notification (F10) on site
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