Pre – Construction Information
What is pre-construction information?
Pre-construction information provides the health and safety information needed by:
(a) Designers and Contractors who are bidding for work on the project, or who have already been appointed to enable them to carry out their duties;
(b) Principal Designers and Principal Contractors in planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating the work of the project.
Pre-Construction Information provides a basis for the preparation of the Construction Phase Plan. Some material may also be relevant to the preparation of the Health & Safety File.
Pre-Construction Information is defined as information about the project that is already in the Client’s possession or which is reasonably obtainable by or on behalf of the client. The information must:
(a) be relevant to the particular project;
(b) have an appropriate level of detail; and
(c) be proportionate to the risks involved.
Pre-construction information should be gathered and added to as the design process progresses and reflect new information about the health and safety risks and how they should be managed. Preliminary information gathered at the start of the project is unlikely to be sufficient.
When pre-construction information is complete, it must include proportionate information about:
(a) the project, such as the client brief and key dates of the construction phase;
(b) the planning and management of the project such as the resources and time being allocated to each stage of the project and the arrangements to ensure there is cooperation between dutyholders and the work is coordinated;
(c) the health and safety hazards of the site, including design and construction hazards and how they will be addressed;
(d) any relevant information in an existing health and safety file.
The information should be in a convenient form and be clear, concise and easily understandable to help other duty holders involved in the project to carry out their duties.
Please complete the forms below with the appropriate information & check the tick boxes where applicable