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.