It is the responsibility of the Principal Contractor to complete this form.
When completed fully this document will fulfil the requirements of CDM 2015 to produce a construction phase plan.
The form does not have to be completed in one go, it can be saved and returned to as many times as necessary. only when every section has been completed will a suitable and sufficient construction phase plan be completed.
The site induction for contractors, workers and visitors must provide at least the same information that would be given by UAL and contain any additional information specific to the work being carried out.
Records must be kept for the completion of induction and shared with the Facilities Manager.
If contractors are UAL staff familiar with the site, health and safety arrangments and any additional requirements of contractors they do not need to complete the contractors induction.
Working at height means any height that if you fell would result in injury and includes working over an excavation or pit.
Working at height should be avoided wherever possible.
Some working at height will require a permit to work.
The UAL H&S Standard for Working at height must be consulted and all the requirements outlined in this document must be met or exceeded.
Intrusive works include any work that will affect the fabric of the building and includes:
In addition to any other control measures identified by risk assessments for this project the following things must be completed. Please check each box to confirm they have been carried out.
A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed and there is a 'specified risk', defined by the legislation as the following:
While It isn't possible to give a definitive list of confined spaces common examples include; silos and storage tanks; enclosed drains, sewers or ductwork; open topped chambers and vats; poorly ventilated or unventilated rooms.
When assessing the risks of working in a confined space rescue arrangements must be considered and put in place. Relying on the emergency services to rescue a person is not an acceptable control measure.
All work involving confined spaces must be controlled by a permit to work.
Anyone working in a confined space must be competent to do so and provide evidence of this or be directly supervised by a competent person at all times. The option for supervision is only acceptable for student's working on show builds or pieces for shows or exhibitions.
The confined spaces legislation requires that work involving confined spaces should be avoided whenever reasonably practicable and this should be the first control measure considered when assessing work. Any project involving working in a confined space, or creating confined spaces must be discussed with the H&S Adviser and, for existing University spaces, the Facilities Manager.
Electrical work is any work involving:
All work carried out on the electrical circuits must be controlled with a permit to work and carried out by an electrical contractor approved by the UAL Estates department.
The designs for all temporary electrical circuits or equipment that is not bought ready made must be reviewed and approved by a qualified electrician.
All temporary electrical circuits or equipment that is not bought ready made but constructed must be inspected by a qualified electrician before being plugged into the mains.
This includes any work that alters the water supply or waste water systems at any UAL site. Activities that generate liquid wastes are subject to the waste management controls, you can go back to the activity list and check the waste management box if this is the case.
Any work affecting water supplies in and around a site or waste water systems may affect the water supply for the whole site and is strictly controlled by several pieces of legislation, to numerous to list here. Because of this any such work must be discussed with the Facilities Manager and may not be approved.
Every UAL building has an assessment of the risk of legionella, a serious infection transmitted by water droplets which if breathed causes serious illness and can be fatal. Work carried out on the clean water supply system can affect the control measures in place to minimise the risk of legionnaires disease. If the work being carried out for this project could have an impact on the management of legionella and this wasnt identified when checking the activities list please indicate below.
If, having read the explanation above this section is not relevant scroll to the top of this page and un-check from the list.
Legionnaires disease is an infection which can cause serious illness and may be fatal.
The disease is caused by bacteria that grow in water and are found in most water systems. Because of the risk to human health every building with a water supply has to have an assessment of the water supply, usually known as the L8 assessment, which identifies the risk and control measures to prevent outbreaks.
Any work likely to have an impact on the risk of legionella must be discussed with the Facilties Manager and the H&S Adviser; the L8 assessment will need to be revised if necessary, this should be done by a competent person.
Works that might affect the risk of legionella include;
In addition to activities such as building temporary and permanenet structures EEF, the manufacturers association, has identified the following activities related to machinery that are covered by CDM 2015. EEF identify these activities as being carried out in a factory but this would apply equally to workshops.
Most of the risks involved in the activities listed above are already included in this document as specific risks i.e. working with electricity, hazardous substances, radiation, waste etc.
Below is a list of specific standards that must be met when carrying out the activities listed above.
Waste must be securely stored when on site and removed by a licenced carrier and disposed of or processed at a site licenced to accept the particular type of waste being disposed of. It is the waste producers responsibility to ensure this happens.
The University's waste contractor, Grundons, should be contacted for advise and to dispose of waste. If Grundons is not used the principal contractor must justify this decision and provide all necessary evidence that appropriately licensed companies are being used.
Liquid waste must not be put down a sink or toilet or otherwise disposed of to drain without the explicit permission of the Head of Facilities.
Details of waste carrier
Disposal/ Processing details
This includes any work using, generating or disposing of hazardous substances in a way that puts health at risk. The risks of hazardous substances should be identified by COSHH assessments.
In addition to substances often used in construction projects such as adhesives and cleaning products any hazardous substances such as dusts and effluent that are generated during the project, and biohazards such as bodily fluids or zoonose such as Weils Disease found in stagnant water must be considered.
There are emergency procedures in place at every UAL site. Any work that will require these procedures to be amended, either for a short period or permanently, must be discussed with, and approved by, the site Health and Safety Adviser and Facilities Manager.
If an activity affects the evacuation procedures, fire detection or alarm systems arrangements must be put in place to ensure that a fire will be detected in a reasonable time and all building users will be alerted to a fire and the need to evacuate in the same time as would happen if the alarm system had not been affected.
Any change to emergency procedures affecting other site users must be communicated to all site users.
This section covers the use of ionising radiation (radioactive materials) and artificial optical radiation (AOR). Information about the identification of hazardous sources of radiation is given below, if after reading the guidance you identify the construction work does not include the use of hazardous sources of radiation please scroll to the top of this page and un-check this activity from th list.
Most light AOR is not harmful but there are some sources that can cause health effects if used inappropriately or not controlled. The Health and Safety Executive(HSE) has produced guidance on the control of AOR that reflects the requirements of the AOR at Work Regulations and this guidance should be referred to when identifying appropriate control measures. Although not an exhuastive list the HSE guidance identifies safe and hazardous light sources commonly used in the work place, see below
Safe light sources
Sources of light that are safe under normal conditions of use but may be hazardous if used inappropriatly e.g. placed extremel close to the eyes or skin.
Hazardous light sources (and the activities they are usually found in)
Sources of ionising radiation must not be brought onto any UAL site without the permission of the Health and Safety Adviser and the Facilities Manager for the site.
Ionising radiation occurs as either electromagnetic rays (such as x-rays or gamma rays) or particles (such as alpha and beta particles). It occurs naturally (e.g. from the radioactive decay of natural substances such as radon gas and its decay products) and can also be produced artificially.
This includes any work where holes are dug inside or outside a building.
The preparation and actual carrying out of excavation work must be discussed and agreed with the H&S Adviser and the Facilities Manager before any work, even exploratory work, is carried out.
Risks of making excavations include:
There are many risks involved in making excavations, the HSE give the following advice to manage excavations safely:
Each UAL site has an up-to-date fire risk assessment (FRA). Any work that affects the findings of the FRA must be discussed with the Facilities Manager and the Health and Safety Adviser.
Any use of a dangerous substance or creating an explosive atmosphere, such as an organic dust, explosive fume or vapour must be classified and managed in accordance with the Dangerous Substance and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002.
Parking may be restricted on-site. Vehicle movements may also be restricted to particular times and/or routes.
Parking requirements must be discussed and agreed with the Facilities Manager for the site.
Storage is restricted on UAL sites. Any addtional storage requirements must be agreed with the Facilities Manager for the site.
This project will require at least one permit to work for the areas listed below.
You indicated this project is notifiable to the Health and Safety Executive. The client must send an F10 form to the HSE, available from their website and send a copy of this form, signed and dated, with the F10
I am confirming that i am aware of my duties under the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015