Under the CDM 2015 Management of Health & Safety in Construction a construction phase plan is required for EVERY construction project. This does not need to be complicated or burdensome.

If you are working for a domestic client, you will be in control of the project if you are the only contractor or the principal contractor. If you are the only contractor, by default, you are the principal contractor!

You will be responsible for:

  • preparing a plan;
  • organising the work; and
  • communicating and working together with others to ensure positive health and safety.

You could be a builder, plumber or other tradesman, doing small-scale routine work such as:

  • installing a kitchen or bathroom;
  • structural alterations, e.g chimney breast removal;
  • roofing work, including dormer windows;
  • extension or loft conversion.

A simple plan before the work starts is usually enough to show that you have thought about health and safety.

BUT If the job will last longer than 500 person days or 30 working days (with more than 20 people working at the same time) it will need to be notified to HSE and it is likely to be too complex for this simple plan format.

If you require us to prepare a Construction Phase Plan for you then please contact John Buckley 07411142946