Principal Contractor

Where appointed by the client Addison Project has the expertise to undertake the role of Principal Contractor under CDM 2015 regulations. Our aims are to ensure delivery, on-time, on budget and with zero lost time incidents.

Principal Contractor

The role of Principal Contractor is multi-faceted. It encompasses the following aspects in intricate detail:

  • Developing the Pre-Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan to outline the key arrangements.
  • Co-ordinating relevant client Health & Safety information, including site conditions, client assets and safe systems of work. We will plan, manage, monitor, coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase of a project.
  • Duties will include identifying, eliminating, or controlling foreseeable risks and ensuring designers carry out their duties.
  • Preparing and providing relevant information to other duty holders.

As the Principal Contractor we will have the responsibility of planning, managing and coordinating activities while construction work is being carried out. We will liaise with contractors during relevant parts of the construction phase to plan for their individual aspects of the project. We will also make sure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout the construction phase and monitor the competence of all appointees.

Our group of Health & Safety professionals will ensure all workers have site inductions and any further information or training required for the project site by using the Addison Induction Package. This is unique to each site and will take into account the local site conditions, risks and hazards. This includes:

  • Project construction organisation
  • Medical declarations
  • Project description
  • Major SHE risks and project SHE standards
  • Safety Observation Reporting (SOR’s)
  • Fire safety
  • Permits and safe systems of work
  • Tower scaffolds and MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Working Platforms)
  • Emergency evacuation plan
  • Welfare plot plan diagram
  • Smoking policy
  • Consulting with the workers

Our construction managers and construction supervisors will:

  • Carry out pre-start meetings
  • Conduct regular toolbox talks
  • Introduce safety incentives schemes e.g. Safe Worker of the Week
  • Introduce safety campaigns for general and specific Health & Safety activities, including signage and posters. etc.
  • Carry out SUSA or other safety-focused audits.

Involve workers in SOR’s (safety observation reporting) that are designed to report on both safe and unsafe conditions observed.


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General Enquiries:

Career Enquiries:

Project Enquiries:

Hillhouse: 01253 898 200

Daresbury Park: 01928 786 000

Teesside: 01642 694 000

Precision Enquiries:

T: 01253 898 292

Engineering Enquiries:

T: 01253 898 280

Regional Offices:

Hillhouse Business Park, Thornton Cleveleys, Lancs, FY5 4QD

Daresbury Park, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4BS

Riverside Park, Middlesbrough, Teesside, TS2 1RU

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