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What is a Health and Safety Construction Phase Plan?

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Health and Safety Construction Phase Plans

A Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan (CPP) is a legal document. This is a legal requirement under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. Primarily, a plan is required when a Client appoints a Principal Contractor to perform their maintenance and Construction, where 2 or more Contractors are on site at any one time.

It is important to remember that a CPP should be created by the Principal Contractor in accordance with the Regulations. Once created, this should then be used in advance of and throughout the construction phase of their project. During successful projects, this should also be developed as the scheme progresses, to identify any new or changing hazards associated with the work activities.

The CPP document may also be updated as a result of information collated from Designers in the following meetings:

  • Design team meetings;
  • The pre-start meeting;
  • Progress Meetings, and
  • Health and Safety File meetings.

Is the CPP Alone Sufficient?

Additionally, the CPP should be read in conjunction with any Supplementary CDM Information issued separately during the project. A comprehensive CPP should include the Pre-Construction Information supplied by the Principal Designer, COSHH Data Sheets and any task specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements relevant to the scope of works. If information is missing, which may inform persons of the project risks, critical injuries can occur. It is therefore imperative the project team receive as much information as possible pre-construction. This allows them to mitigate or eliminate any project risk.

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