Health & Safety In Construction

With many years of experience in the construction industry, we can assist our construction clients in the following areas.


With many years of experience in the construction industry, we can assist our construction clients in the following areas. Production or assistance with producing Construction phase plans. Under the CDM 2015 regulations, all projects require the production of a Construction phase plan. This is the duty of either the Principal Contractor or contractor regardless of whether the project is notifiable or not.

Construction FAQs

A Construction Phase Plan is a key document that details the health and safety risks associated with the construction phase of the project and the control measures that will be implemented to minimise risks or where possible, eliminate them. 

Construction phase plans are legally required on all construction projects, regardless of duration or size, under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations – or CDM 2015.  

Whether work is being carried out on a residential, commercial or industrial project, lasting for just a few hours or over a year, it’s crucial that every project has a construction phase plan.  

Construction phase plans must be completed before work starts on site. Work can’t legally begin without one in place.

According to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (2015), on projects with multiple contractors, the principal contractor is responsible for drawing up the construction phase plan.  

If a project only has one contractor, it’s their duty to produce the construction phase plan, or they should make arrangements for one to be created before work starts.  

Elite Safety Services can provide assistance and guidance in the completion of your construction phase plans. 

F10 Submission

When is a construction project ‘notifiable’?

A construction project is notifiable if the construction work is expected to:

  • last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point on the project or
  • exceed 500 person days

Who should notify a project?

The client has the duty to notify a construction project. In practice, however, the client may ask someone else to notify them on their behalf. This is where Elite Safety Services can provide assistance.

Site Inspections

Construction site inspections are critical to ensuring that quality and safety procedures are followed correctly from the start. Construction projects involve coordinating multiple project team members, materials and equipment, which may expose contractors to many potential risks and hazards. As part of our site inspections, we also deliver a site-specific tool box talks to your operatives.  


If your company is looking at achieving accreditations from schemes such as CHAS and Safe contractor and requires the designation of a competent person or wants assistance in the process then get in touch and see how we can help you achieve this. 


CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) is a type of accreditation that proves a business’s health and safety processes meet excellent standards. 

As part of the application process, CHAS will request evidence of your competent person’s qualifications and experience. We can act as your competent person for as little as £250. 

Constructionline is used by the construction industry throughout the UK. The database is accessed by over 2000 organisations including central government, local authorities & main contractors all of which require you to be accredited before beginning the tender process. 

Constructionline helps both parties bypass common typical problems associated with the tender process, saving everyone time, money and hassle in the process.  

There are 3 Levels of Accreditation available to you – including Associate (Entry Level), Silver (level 2), Gold (level 3) and Platinum (level 4). 

At ESS we can provide assistance for our clients in gaining these accreditations. Please call for further details. 

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact with our team, or you can call us any time 07341 490 419

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