The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 or CDM for short, sets out the legal requirements for managing construction sites in the UK. As the HSE says on their website, whatever your role in construction, CDM aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping you to:

  • sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish
  • have the right people for the right job at the right time
  • cooperate and coordinate your work with others
  • have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed
  • communicate this information effectively to those who need to know
  • consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed

As a Single Contractor (Only 1 Contractor on site) or Principal Contractor (Main Contractor on a site with multiple contractors) you have a duty under the regulations to produce a Construction Phase Plan for the job / project you are given.

Who is responsible for construction phase plan?

As mentioned above, it is the Single Contractor or the Principal Contractor’s responsibility to put together a Construction Phase Plan (CPP) for a job / project.

Construction Phase Plans can be created online here: https://www.constructionphaseplan.com/product-category/construction-phase-plans/

Is a construction phase plan required for all construction projects?

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) a Construction Phase Plan (CPP) is required for EVERY construction project, no matter if it’s for a Commercial or Domestic Client, or a £50 job to a £50m project.

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. You will be responsible for

a) preparing a plan;
b) organising the work; and
c) working together with others to ensure 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.

The plan does not need to be complicated for smaller projects.

The construction phase plan (CPP) details the site specific arrangements for managing the health and safety risks associated with the construction phase of the project, and is there to communicate the arrangements to those involved in the construction phase. The CPP outlines the health & safety arrangements and site rules taking into account the existing site risks, and risks to neighbouring properties, and, where applicable, must include specific measures concerning any work involving the particular risks listed in Schedule 3 of the regulations.

Our Construction Phase Plan will create you a bespoke document for your project taking into account the significant risks you have identified or identified in the Pre-Construction Information (PCI) received. Just fill in the details online and a bespoke plan will be created from the information.

What is a construction health and safety plan?

The construction health and safety plan or as it is commonly called, a construction phase plan (CPP) details the site specific arrangements for managing the health and safety risks associated with the construction phase of the project, and is there to communicate the arrangements to those involved in the construction phase. The CPP outlines the health & safety arrangements and site rules taking into account the existing site risks, and risks to neighbouring properties, and, where applicable, must include specific measures concerning any work involving the particular risks listed in Schedule 3 of the regulations.

Our Construction Phase Plan will create you a bespoke document for your project taking into account the significant risks you have identified or identified in the Pre-Construction Information (PCI) received. Just fill in the details online and a bespoke plan will be created from the information.

We hope the above will give you a bit more details of why a Construction Phase Plan is required and who’s responsibility is to produce one. If you need any further information about us or our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.