The Construction Phase Plan

Appendix 3
The Construction Phase Plan

c) Arrangements for:
â–  Regular liaison between parties on site;
â–  Consultation with the workforce;
â–  The exchange of design information
between the Client, Designers, CDM
Co-ordinator and Contractors on site;
â–  Handling design changes during
the project;
â–  The selection and control of Contractors;
â–  The exchange of health and safety
information between Contractors;
â–  Site security
â–  Site induction;
â–  On site training;
â–  Welfare facilities and first aid
â–  The reporting and investigation of
accidents and incidents including
near misses;
â–  The production and approval of risk
assessments and written systems
of work;
d) Site rules;
e) Fire and emergency procedures.
3. Arrangements for controlling significant site risks
a) Safety risks, including:
â–  Delivery and removal of materials (including waste) and work equipment
taking account of any risks to the public, e.g. during access to or egress
from the site;
â–  Dealing with services – water, electricity and gas, including overhead
powerlines and temporary electrical installations;
â–  Accommodating adjacent land use;
â–  Stability of structures whilst carrying out construction work, including
temporary structures and existing unstable structures;
â–  Preventing falls;
â–  Work with or near fragile materials;
â–  Control of lifting operations;
â–  The maintenance of plant equipment;
â–  Work on excavations and work where there are poor ground conditions;
â–  Work on wells, underground earthworks and tunnels;
â–  Work on or near water where there is a risk of drowning;
â–  Work involving diving;
â–  Work in a caisson or compressed air working;
â–  Work involving explosives;
â–  Traffic routes and segregation of vehicles and pedestrians;
â–  Storage of materials (particularly hazardous materials) and
work equipment;
â–  Any other significant safety risks.
b) Health risks, including:
â–  The removal of asbestos;
â–  Dealing with contaminated land;
â–  Manual handling;
â–  Use of hazardous substances, particularly where there is a need for
health monitoring;
â–  Reducing noise and vibration;
â–  Work with ionising radiation;
â–  Any other significant health risks.
4. The health and safety file
a) Layout and format;
b) Arrangements for the collection and gathering of information;
c) Storage of information and whether it can be reused, recycled or needs
to be disposed of.
During construction the plan will be updated to map what happens
against what was expected to happen, allowing lessons to be learnt for
future projects.