Construction Phase Plan
All construction projects now require a CPH&SP.
Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 Regulations 5, 8, 9 and 11 Clients are required to appoint a competent CDM Principal Designer (or Designer with competency in both design and health and safety) and a Principal Contractor. It is the duty of the Principal Contractor to produce the Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan (CPH&SP). If there is only one contractor on site this then becomes their duty to produce the CPH&SP. If the Client is building / renovating a domestic dwelling then it will become their responsibility to produce the CPH&SP for the project. The Construction Phase Plan must be project specific and should explain how all health and safety is to be managed during the construction phase. Construction Phase Health & Safety Plans should address every factor for the project including details of key personnel, project description, programme of works with timescales, existing plans and records, proposed plans, health & safety information including risk assessments and method statements, site rules, emergency procedures, etc. The CPH&SP must be prepared BEFORE the construction phase begins.
It is in the best interest of the Client to appoint the Principal Contractor as soon as possible as this can help towards the design and development stages of the project.