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CDM 2007 Training Package Session 5 – Principal contractors & contractors. Version: September 2007. Duties on the principal contractor (1). Little change between CDM 1994 and CDM 2007 Client should appoint a PC for notifiable projects and appoint as soon as is practicable

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duties on the principal contractor 1
Duties on the principal contractor (1)
  • Little change between CDM 1994 and CDM 2007
  • Client should appoint a PC for notifiable projects and appoint as soon as is practicable
  • Principal contractor should ensure that client is aware of duties, CDM co-ordinator has been appointed and HSE notified
  • Those they appoint are competent
  • The construction phase is properly planned, managed, monitored and resourced

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 2

duties on the principal contractor 2
Duties on the principalcontractor (2)
  • Inform contractors of the minimum time allowed for planning and preparation
  • Provide relevant information to contractors
  • Ensure safe working, co-ordination and co-operation between contractors
  • Construction phase health and safety plan is prepared and implemented
    • Plan needs to set out the organisation and arrangements for managing risk and co-ordinating work
    • Plan should be tailoured to the particular project and risks involved
  • Suitable welfare from the start

Manage health and safety on site,

not the paperwork

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 3

duties on the principal contractor 3
Duties on the principalcontractor (3)
  • Prepare and enforce site rules as required
  • Give reasonable direction to contractors including client appointed contractors
  • Prevent unauthorised entry
  • Provide plan to those who need it
  • Promptly provide the CDM co-ordinator with information for the file
  • Liaise with CDM co-ordinator in relation to design and design changes
  • Ensure all workers have been provided with suitable health and safety induction, information and training

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 4

duties on the principal contractor 4
Duties on the principalcontractor (4)
  • Ensure the workforce is consulted about health and safety matters
  • Display key project information to workers
  • Does not have to
    • Provide training to workers they do not employ (but contractors do)
    • Undertake detailed supervision of contractors’ work
    • Fill the construction phase plan with irrelevant information or endless generic paperwork

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 5

principal contractors key messages
Principal contractors – Key messages
  • You will benefit from the changes to the CDM Regulations by being involved in the project earlier, working to designs that are safer and healthier to build, receiving more relevant information and less paperwork
  • It will be easier for you to show the client that you and your contractors have the right skills and experience for the job
  • Manage health and safety on site – manage the risk, not the paperwork

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 6

duties on contractors and self employed all projects 1
Duties on contractors and self employed – all projects (1)
  • Check clients are aware of their duties
  • Not start work until they have obtained the pre-construction information from the client (or PC)
  • Plan, manage and monitor their own work to make sure that their workers are safe
  • Ensure they and those they appoint are competent and adequately resourced

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 7

duties on contractors and self employed all projects 2
Duties on contractors and self employed – all projects (2)
  • Inform any contractor that they engage, of the minimum amount of time they have for planning and preparation
  • Provide their workers (whether employed or self-employed) with any necessary information and training and induction
  • Report anything that they are aware of that is likely to endanger the H&S of themselves or others
  • Ensure that any design work they do complies with CDM design duties

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 8

duties on contractors and self employed all projects 3
Duties on contractors and self employed – all projects (3)
  • Comply with the duties for site health and safety
  • Co-operate and co-ordinate with others working on the project
  • Consult the workforce
  • Not begin work unless they have taken reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised access to the site
  • Obtain specialist advice (e.g. from a structural engineer or occupational hygienist) where necessary

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 9

duties on contractors and self employed notifiable projects 1
Duties on contractors and self employed – notifiable projects (1)
  • Check that a CDM co-ordinator has been appointed and HSE notified before they start work
  • Co-operate with the principal contractor, CDM co-ordinator and others working on the project
  • Tell the principal contractor about risks to others created by their work
  • Comply with any reasonable directions from the principal contractor
  • Work in accordance with the construction phase plan

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 10

duties on contractors and self employed notifiable projects 2
Duties on contractors and self employed – notifiable projects (2)
  • Inform the principal contractor of the identity of any contractor he appoints or engages
  • Inform the principal contractor of any problems with the plan or risks identified during their work that have significant implications for the management of the project
  • Inform the principal contractor about any death, injury, condition or dangerous occurrence
  • Provide information for the health and safety file

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 11

contractors key messages
Contractors – Key messages
  • You will benefit from the changes to the CDM Regulations by being involved in the project earlier, working to designs that are safer and healthier to build, receiving more relevant information and less paperwork
  • It will be easier for you to show the principal contractor, or your client, that you and your subcontractors have the right skills and experience for the job
  • Manager health and safety on site – manage the risk, not the paperwork

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 12

workers self employed key messages
Workers & self employed – Key messages
  • The new CDM Regulations will help make construction workplaces safer and healthier with good welfare facilities from the start
  • You have a role to show that you have the right skills and experience to work without injury and ill health

CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 13