Construction Phase Plan (CPP)

What is a Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan (CPP)?
A Construction Phase Plan or CPP is a requirement of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) Regulation 12.
 
Do I need to prepare a CPP? 
A CPP is required to be drawn up for every construction project carried out regardless of size and duration, and should be proportionate to the size, scope and complexity of the project.
 
When should I prepare a CPP?

 

A CPP must be drawn up during the pre-construction phase before setting up a construction site.
 
Who should prepare the CPP?
For projects involving more than one contractor, the principal contractor must ensure the plan is drawn up during the pre-construction phase and before the construction site is set up. It must take into account the information the principal designer holds such as the pre-construction information and any information obtained from designers. During the construction phase, the principal contractor must ensure that the plan is appropriately reviewed, updated and revised so that it remains effective.
 
For single contractor projects, it is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure the construction phase plan is drawn up. 
 
What should a CPP contain?
The CPP must set out the arrangements for securing health & safety taking account, where necessary, of industrial, commercial, domestic or transport related activities taking place on the construction site. 
 
The following information should be included:
 
1. The name of the person/contractor that the CPP is prepared for
2. Name and address of the client
3. Contact details for the Designer/Principal Designer
4. Description of the project
5. Key dates for the project
6. Detail of who else is on site and their contact details 
7. Detail of the principal contractor
8. Arrangements for keeping site management and personnel updated
9. The arrangements for managing the work including:
a) Health and Safety targets
b) Site rules
c) Welfare arrangements
d) Site inductions
e) Arrangements for consultation with workforce/briefings etc.
f) Fire and emergency arrangements
 
Where applicable the CPP must include specific arrangements in relation to work which falls within one or more of the following types as detailed within Schedule 3 of CDM2015:
 
1. Work which puts workers at risk of burial under earthfalls, engulfment in swampland or falling from a height, where the risk is particularly aggravated by the nature of the work or processes used or by the environment at the place of work or site. 
2. Work which puts workers at risk from chemical or biological substances constituting a particular danger to the safety or health of workers or involving a legal requirement for health monitoring. 
3. Work with ionizing radiation requiring the designation of controlled or supervised areas under regulation 16 of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. 
4. Work near high voltage power lines. 
5. Work exposing workers to the risk of drowning. 
6. Work on wells, underground earthworks and tunnels. 
7. Work carried out by divers having a system of air supply. 
8. Work carried out by workers in caissons with a compressed air atmosphere. 
9. Work involving the use of explosives. 
10. Work involving the assembly or dismantling of heavy prefabricated components.
 
HSE Guidance: Managing health and safety in construction (Guidance on Regulations) Please click here