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, this may be on the construction site or away from it.
Are you a Principal Contractor?
PCs hold a significant role within the project. They manage the overall wellbeing of the risks to health by creating and monitoring a health and safety file, site rules, prevent unauthorised access by those that are not permitted to be on site for the construction work. Therefore, they must have the highest standards of skill, knowledge, experience and be highly methodical in their work ethics.
What are the responsibilities of a Principal Contractor?
The role ensures that the health and safety risks for each person working on the project are accounted for; Especially for those who work on site. This also includes members of the public. They manage, monitor and coordinate the safety of everyone, whereby the measures of a safety plan are in place to safeguard everyone.
Also, they must submit a detailed construction phase plan before the project begins, with planning and managing regular review meetings to ensure the organisational capability to carry the program is on course and still in line with the project objectives. Also, they must provide that the current ‘Construction (Design and Management) otherwise known as CDM regulations are adopted.
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 PC in Rail
Are you are looking to become a PC in Rail? If yes, get in touch, and we can support the process and manage the project.
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Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
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Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions for our clients. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your business goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight you need. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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