Construction Phase Plans

 

The construction phase plan sets out the organisation and arrangements that have been put in place to manage risk and co-ordinate the work onsite. 

 

It is not a repository for detailed generic risk assessments, records of how decisions were reached or detailed method statements. It is focused, clear and easy for contractors and others to understand emphasising key points and avoids irrelevant material.  It is crucial that all relevant parties are involved and co-operate in the development and implementation of this plan as work progresses. The plan is tailored to this particular project. Generic plans that do not contain the information relevant to the particular risks associated with the work. It may only be practical to address such activities in outline form before work starts and most will require revision in the light of developments. Where other available documents address these issues appropriately the plan may refer to them; the information will not be repeated.

Construction Management Plans

A CMP is a plan that outlines the proposed building works to be undertaken and how the principal contractor intends to manage the project to minimise the impact on the local residents during the works. Councils often require a CMP to be submitted as part of the planning application process for new developments or as a Planning Approval Condition, which needs a CMP to be in place before work onsite can commence. The requirement of a CMP is not just limited to large scale projects and developments but is now a crucial requirement for any project that is likely to impact the local neighbourhood during the works. A CMP provides an overview of the construction works and the likely impact of the works on the surrounding spaces taking into account phasing, logistics and traffic management proposals alongside the management of health, safety and environmental issues both in and around the development.

Construction Logistics Plans

A CLP is an important management tool for planners, developers and construction contractors. The CLP focuses specifically on construction supply chains and how their impact on the road network can be reduced. The construction supply chain covers all movements of goods, waste and servicing activity to and from site. A CLP provides the framework for understanding and managing construction vehicle activity into and out of a proposed development, encouraging modal shift and reducing overall vehicle numbers.

 

A full assessment of all phases of construction should be included and detail:

The amount of construction traffic generated and routes construction vehicles will use
The impact on relevant community considerations
Any traffic management that will be in place

London E17

Construction Site Fire Safety Plans

 

Planning for fire safety is an integral part of overall preparation and budgeting for the efficient running of construction projects. Clear procedures and standards must be laid down before work commences onsite and adequate resources must be committed to the prevention of fires. Most construction sites have common fire risks and the relevant advice and procedures are detailed below. 

Water Damage Limitation Plans

Water damage is a major cause of loss during construction and represents a substantial portion of 
Insurance claims. Water damage occurs in many types of construction projects and it affects small and large projects alike. The mitigation of water damage losses can reduce claims and prevent project delays, which will ultimately benefit all parties involved including the client, the principal contractor and the insurer. The majority of water losses are preventable if the principal contractor focuses on reducing construction defects. Water damage occurs from water entering the building envelope or from internal building releases.

 

Control of Dust & Emissions Plans

 

 It is an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) to cause nuisance to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood by generating dust.  When undertaking demolition or construction works during periods of dry and/or windy weather, dust problems often prevail, particularly on sites bordered by residential properties.  The EPA requires that the best practicable means must be taken to prevent dust causing a nuisance and it is the duty of the company to demonstrate that all reasonable remedial action has been implemented.  The company will, therefore, identify good practice methods for both demolition and construction.