What is a Principal Contractor?
A Principal Contractor (PC) is the primary contractor who holds the responsibility for the construction phase of a project involving more than one contractor. They are appointed by the client to project manage the overall health and safety throughout the completed work.
Are you a Principal Contractor?
Principal Contractors hold a significant role within the project. They manage health and safety risks. Therefore, they must have the highest standards of skill, knowledge, experience and have been highly methodical in their work ethics.
The role of the PC is also to ensure that the health and safety risks for each person working on the project are fully accounted for, this also includes members of the public – whereby the measures are in place to safeguard everyone.
Also, they must submit a detailed construction phase plan before the project begins and after that have regular review meetings to ensure the program is on course and still in line with the project objectives.
Furthermore, they also need to ensure that each person they employ has the correct and relevant skill set to support the project concerning their health and safety. Meaning, onsite training, and inductions are carried out adequately, all steps are put in place to prevent any unapproved access to the site.
Become a Principal Contractor in Rail
Are you are looking to become a Principal Contractor in Rail, if yes, get in touch, and we can support the process and manage the project.
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