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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
•   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)
•   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)
•   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)
•   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
•   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)
•   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)
•   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)
•   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)
•   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)
•   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

•   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

•   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

								
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