Posted on 28th April 2022 at 10:43
If you own or run a construction company, you will no doubt be aware of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). Our blog this month provides clarity on the basics of what you need to know.
According to the HSE “a principal contractor (PC) is the contractor with control over the construction phase of a project involving more than one contractor. They are appointed as early as possible by the client (commercial or domestic), before construction starts, to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during this phase”.
A principal contractor cooperates closely with the client and the principal designer and influences how the risks to health and safety are managed during the construction project. The PC ensures that requirements are understood and implemented. To do this the PC should: