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Note: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51 came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/320. See Practice Notes: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and CDM Regulations 2015—what's changed? [Archived].
The Development of the Construction Phase Plan (the ‘Plan’) is one of the key duties of the Principal Contractor on every notifiable project (for more information on the Principal Contractor’s role, see the Practice Note entitled: CDM Regulations 2007—the role of contractors [Archived]).
Along with the ‘Health and Safety File’ (the ‘File’), the aim of the Plan is to ensure health and safety so far as reasonably practicable during the construction phase of a project (see note entitled CDM Regulations 2007—the Health and Safety File [Archived]).
Please note that any reference to the term ‘client’ in this practice note is synonymous with ‘employer’ as used in other Practice Notes in this context. ‘Client’ is used here to facilitate reference to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/320 (the Regulations).
The purpose of the Plan is to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all persons carrying out the construction work, and all those who may be affected by the work.
It is therefore incumbent on the Principal
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