CDM Construction Phase Plan (Non-Notifiable)

CDM Construction Phase Plan (Non-Notifiable)


Our CDM Construction Phase Plan (CPP) is a bespoke document that we prepare specifically for you for use on your project. We do the hard work for you and prepare a comprehensive Construction Phase Plan, in accordance with the HSE and your clients requirements.  This is the easiest way for you to comply with your duties under CDM regarding the provision of the Construction Phase Plan.  This service is for low risk, Non-Notifiable Works under CDM and the completed Construction Phase Plan will be emailed to you as a PDF document.

If your project is classed as being a ‘Notifiable’ project under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, then we also offer a more comprehensive service to prepare your Construction Phase Plan for this as well.  Further information can be found by clicking here.

CDM Construction Phase Plan for Non-Notifiable Projects

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the Principal Contractor now needs to prepare a CDM Construction Phase Plan and issue it to the client for approval, BEFORE commencing work on site.  The CDM Construction Phase Plan should be developed in accordance with the Pre-Construction Information provided by the Client and Principal Designer.

This service is for the preparation of a simple CDM Construction Phase Plan for a non-notifiable project (as defined by the CDM Regulations 2015).  A project will typically be notifiable under CDM 2015 if the works are to last more than 500 person days or 30 working days (with more than 20 people working at the same time).  In this instance, this Construction Phase Plan is likely to be too simple and a more comprehensive CDM Construction Phase Plan will be required, this can be found by clicking here.

Virtually ALL works now require a Construction Phase Plan to be in place prior to the start of any construction works.  The need for a CPP is no longer restricted to large commercial projects, even all but the very simplest of small domestic works will now also need a Construction Phase Plan to be in place before starting work.  Failing to do so is an offence under the construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Typical Contents of a Construction Phase Plan

A suitable and sufficient CDM Construction Phase Plan (CPP) will typically include:

  1. A description of the project
  2. Key dates
  3. Important project team members and stakeholders
  4. How the construction/site works will be managed, including the;
    1. Health and safety aims
    2. Site rules
    3. Key hazards and risks
    4. Materials storage
    5. Pedestrian and vehicular segregation
    6. Arrangements to make sure with all team members cooperate and coordinate their work, for example, regular team meetings
    7. Arrangements for involving site workers
    8. Site induction
    9. Welfare facilities
    10. First Aid Provisions
    11. Fire arrangements
    12. Emergency procedures.
  5. The control of any of the specific site works from Schedule 3 of the CDM Regulations 2015 if they are relevant to the work 

Your Safety Advisor Ltd will prepare the Construction Phase Plan on your behalf, but to do this we will require background information to be provided about the project, some of this will come from yourself, as the Principal Contractor, whilst other information will typically be provided to you, by the Client and Principal Designer during the tender/contract award phase.  Should this information not be available, we will discuss the detail of the project with you and then prepare the Construction Phase Plan, on that basis, together with our extensive knowledge and experience of knowing what is typically required for the completion of a satisfactory Construction Phase Plan under the CDM Regulations 2015.

The Construction Phase Plan will be prepared for your company, as the Principal Contractor and we will ensure that your company name and logo/branding (where applicable), will be incorporated within the document.

Upon the completion of the CPP, the completed document will be emailed to you in PDF Format, for you to review and approve prior to it being issued to your client.  Should any amendments be needed, these will be completed and the CPP re-issued for your use