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The Principal Contractor (PC) is a legal role required under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations) for any construction work in the UK that involves more than one contractor.

The Principal Contractor (PC) is defined as the contractor in overall control of the construction phase on projects. Principal Contractor (PC) is appointed by the Client (formally in writing) and there should only be one Principal Contractor for a project at any one time.

The Principal Contractor role is very important. A Principal Contractor is legally responsible for health and safety of all who work and visit their site (including sub-contractors) and completion of all construction activities on site in a safe manner.

The Principal Contractor must be capable of carrying out the role and have the right skills, knowledge and experience, dependent upon the nature of the work and the range and nature of health and safety risks involved.

The CDM Regulations require the Principal Contractor to manage the construction phase of a project. This also involves liaising with the Client and Principal Designer throughout the project, including during the pre-construction phase (if applicable).

We assist the Principal Contractors in fulfilling their legal duties under the CDM Regulations.

Find out more about the Principal Contractor CDM Duties.

Safescope Approach

The CDM Regulations significantly increase the legal obligations of construction contractors who are inevitably required to carry out the Principal Contractor role.

We specialise in CDM and Construction Health and Safety and visit construction sites regularly, hence we are in a unique position to understand the complexity of managing construction sites safely. Our Principal Contractor CDM Advisor service reflects our expert knowledge of the CDM Regulations and extensive practical experience of construction sites.

Our approach is supportive and helping Principal Contractors in a practical and sensible manner.

We deliver an independent and impartial service with very high standard of knowledge, excellent value and cover the practical application and implementation in addition to applicable health and safety legal requirements.

We are based in Ipswich - Suffolk, we have been providing our Principal Contractor CDM Advisor services in London, East of England (East Anglia), East Midlands, South East Regions and nationally.

Principal Contractor Advisor Ipswich

Service Details

Providing advice and assistance to the Principal Contractor in compliance with the Principal Contractor CDM Duties under the CDM Regulations as follows:

To assist with:

* Not included in our standard schedule of services for Principal Contractor Advisor however, we will be pleased to include as required.

Principal Contractor Advisor Colchester

Our Experience

Safescope has been providing CDM Services (including Principal Contractor CDM Advisor role) since our inception in 2008. Our experience of Principal Contractor CDM Advisor role ranges from small extension projects to multi-million pounds complex developments. For further illustration about our CDM Services experience please follow the Link.

Contact Details

For further information and a prompt hassle free fee proposal please contact us as follows:

Lindsey Heffer - Safescope

Business Management Co-ordinator
T:  01473 407020
M: 07443 789226
E:  LBrown@safescope.com

Dr. Khalid Bhutto - Safescope
T:  01473 407020
M: 07818 288122
E:  KBhutto@safescope.com