Advisor to Principal Contractor

Anyone who is directly appointed by the Client to manage the construction phase of the works or project and where there are more than one contractor working.

The principal contractor’s duty is to:

  • plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the construction phase of a project
  • liaise with the client and principal designer
  • prepare the construction phase plan
  • organise cooperation between contractors and coordinate their work.

They must ensure that:

  • suitable site inductions are provided
  • reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorised access
  • workers are consulted and engaged in health and safety matters
  • welfare facilities are provided

Epica Health & Safety have great experience working with managing principal contractors and principal contractors that deliver a trade as well as the site management.

We will act as your advisor and independent outsource partner to provide advisor to Principal Contractor support services.

The Advisor to Principal Contractor service includes the following:

  • Suitable and sufficient advice and assistance in order to comply with Principal Contractor duties in particular:
  • The duty to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place for managing the project.
  • Liaison with other project parties with regards to health and safety matters
  • Development of the Construction Phase Plan ensuring that it is suitably developed prior to construction works commencing and ensuring that welfare facilities are on site from the start.
  • Development and production of the project management system to be implemented on site.
  • Production of the construction site induction presentation.
  • Access to advice via telephone and email to ensure compliance with your responsibilities under the Principal Contractor role.

Epica Health & Safety can also deliver the following for your projects:

  • Completion of pre-qualification questionnaires
  • Appraisal of pre-qualification questionnaires
  • Health and Safety Policies specific to your company needs
  • Liaison with other project parties with regards to health and safety matters
  • Health, Safety and Welfare Site inspection/audits
  • Produce Company Specific Site Induction
  • Delivery of Company Specific Site Induction Presentation
  • Production of Construction Phase Plan
  • Produce Principal Contractor Site Wide Risk Assessments
  • Produce task specific Risk Assessments
  • Produce COSHH assessments for hazardous site materials
  • Produce site specific method statements
  • Reviewing and commenting on method statements and risk assessments as provided by sub-contractors.
  • We will carry out site tools box talks
  • Safety procedure manual, specific to your company, for issue to site managers to follow a uniform approach managing your health and safety on all projects.
  • Produce Operating & Maintenance manual on completion of project. Chasing sub-contractors directly and compiling one electronic copy for client.

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