Principal Contractors Duties under CDM 2015

Principal Contractors are contractors appointed by the client to co-ordinate the construction phase of a project where it involves more than one contractor.

Summary of role/main duties

Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate the construction phase of a project. This includes:

  • liaising with the client and principal designer
  • preparing the construction phase plan
  • organising co-operation between contractors and co-ordinating their work

Ensure that:

  • suitable site inductions are provided
  • reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorised access
  • workers are consulted and engaged in securing their health and safety
  • welfare facilities are provided

You will also be required to carry out client duties if the client is a domestic client.

CITB Guidance Notes