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Make sure your Principal Contractor includes these nine things in the Health and Safety Plan

by , 26 October 2015
Once you, as the client, have drawn up a Health and Safety Specification, it's up to your Principal

Contractor to draw up a Health and Safety Plan.

The Plan will help everyone deal with all health and safety matters in the correct manner from the beginning to end of any construction project.

Not having one can lead to the DoL shutting down construction on your site.

Here are nine things your Principal Contractor must include in the Health and Safety Plan:

1.      The issuing and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and what types you might need.
 
2.      Method statements.
 
3.      Risk Assessment procedures.
 
4.      Health and safety training for all of your staff.
 
5.      Safe work procedures.
 
6.      Steps for any incident investigations.
 
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7.      Fall protection.
 
8.      Legal appointments.
 
9.      The scope of work to be done.
 

*Note the Health and Safety Plan must be based on your Health and Safety Specification and a copy of it must be kept on site at all times. Also, ensure the Principal Contractor completes a Health and Safety Plan BEFORE starting any construction work.

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