Session 5 - Principal contractors & contractors

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Health
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andSafety
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Executive
Executive
CDM 2007 Training
Package
Session 5 – Principal
contractors & contractors
Version: September 2007
Duties on the principal
contractor (1)
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Little change between CDM 1994 and CDM
2007
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Client should appoint a PC for notifiable projects
and appoint as soon as is practicable
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Principal contractor should ensure that client is
aware of duties, CDM co-ordinator has been
appointed and HSE notified
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Ensure the workforce is consulted about health
and safety matters
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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
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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
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It will be easier for you to show the client that
you and your contractors have the right skills and
experience for the job
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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)
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Check clients are aware of their duties
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Plan, manage and monitor their own work
to make sure that their workers are safe
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Ensure they and those they appoint are
competent and adequately resourced
Not start work until they have obtained
the pre-construction information from the
client (or PC)
CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 7
Duties on contractors and self
employed – all projects (2)
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Inform any contractor that they engage, of the
minimum amount of time they have for planning
and preparation
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Provide their workers (whether employed or selfemployed) with any necessary information and
training and induction
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Report anything that they are aware of that is
likely to endanger the H&S of themselves or
others
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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)
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Comply with the duties for site health and safety
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Consult the workforce
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Obtain specialist advice (e.g. from a structural
engineer or occupational hygienist) where
necessary
Co-operate and co-ordinate with others working on
the project
Not begin work unless they have taken reasonable
steps to prevent unauthorised access to the site
CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 9
Duties on contractors and self
employed – notifiable projects (1)
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Check that a CDM co-ordinator has been appointed
and HSE notified before they start work
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Co-operate with the principal contractor, CDM coordinator and others working on the project
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Tell the principal contractor about risks to others
created by their work
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Comply with any reasonable directions from the
principal contractor
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Work in accordance with the construction phase plan
CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 10
Duties on contractors and self
employed – notifiable projects (2)
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Inform the principal contractor of the identity of
any contractor he appoints or engages
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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
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Inform the principal contractor about any death,
injury, condition or dangerous occurrence
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Provide information for the health and safety file
CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 11
Contractors – Key messages
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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
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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
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Manager health and safety on site – manage the
risk, not the paperwork
CDM 2007 PC & contractors – Slide 12
Workers & self employed – Key
messages
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The new CDM Regulations will help make
construction workplaces safer and
healthier with good welfare facilities from
the start
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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

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