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H&S Site Manager (CDM Principal Contractor)
Working within the Engineering Solutions framework of the BS EN OHSAS 18001 Safety
Management System, to manage site construction and installation activities on client’s industrial
Premises under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, and to represent
the business as the ‘Principal Contractor’.
1. To represent as a professional organisation at all times, to the client, co‐workers,
and contractor/ supplier personnel, and the public at large.
2. To comply with the letter and the spirit of safe systems of work compiled for the site activity,
with the quality management system, safety management system, and relevant
laws and regulations.
3. When unable to achieve a satisfactory outcome in terms of safety, health and welfare, to
elevate the matter within the management structure of the project and/or line
management, rather than allowing the matter not to be addressed.
Particular duties to undertake the CDM Principal Contractor role
1. Plan, manage and monitor construction phase in liaison with contractor/s and client
2. Prepare, develop and implement a written plan and site rules (Construction stage H&S Plan).
The initial Plan must be completed before the construction phase begins.
3. Give contractors relevant parts of the plan, and ensure there is a good understanding to
achieve safe outcomes.
4. Make sure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout
the construction phase.
5. Check competence of all workers when undertaking work at site, and collect evidence.
6. Ensure all plant and equipment used on site has been checked according to the particular
frequency demanded, and that evidence of the inspection is available upon request.
7. Construct a site induction pack, ensure all workers have site inductions and any further
information and training needed for the work, and an induction register is maintained.
8. Consult with the workers on site, and lead H&S tool box talks, daily briefings, weekly H&S
9. Review Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS) and issue Permit to Work
documents as required (dependent upon having the competence to do so).
10. Undertake regular site safety tours, observing the working methods, tidiness of the
workplace (and hygiene), compliance with the RAMS, compliance with the site rules for
11. Maintain a site diary / log.
12. Liaise with the project engineering team regarding the sequence and programme of the
works, and communicate this with the contractors.
13. Liaise with the Principal Designer regarding on‐going design.
14. Ensure that the construction site areas are secured when not occupied.
15. Co‐operate with others and co‐ordinate work so as to ensure the health and safety of
construction workers and others who may be affected by the work.
16. Report damage, injuries, obvious risks, near misses and other adverse events, provide
follow‐up investigation support, and maintain an accident book. Near Miss and Accident
Reports must be copied to the H&S Manager in the Burton office within 24‐hours.
17. Administer the Red/Yellow/Green card system at site.
18. Administer first aid (if suitably qualified), or direct first aid resources on site.
Hours of work
1. The normal working hours will be dictated by the individual site / project requirements, and
may alter dependent upon the activities.
2. The working hours though are typically between 10 and 12 hours per day, and many sites work
a shift rota with other site managers, covering the site works 7‐days per week. Night working
may be required for periods of time, again working in shifts, to achieve 24‐hour
working when demanded by the projects.
1. Computer literate – email, MicroSoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
2. Ability to write short reports, minutes of meeting etc.
3. Good inter‐personal skills
1. SMSTS course completed, and in date
2. CSCS card – supervisor level; and/or NEBOSH Construction H&S Certificate
3. 5 years in‐post experience as a H&S Site Manager
4. First Aid at Work certificate
5. PASMA and IPAF certificates
6. Engineering qualification (HNC / HND etc).
Additional Site Management Duties outside the specific CDM Duties
1. Coordinate the day to day activities of contractors – confirming work areas and scope of
works where appropriate – (the weekly program will be given by the Lead Engineer)
2. Manage weekly H&S reviews with contractors
3. Manage short daily progress review meetings with key contractors as directed by the Project
Manager/ Lead Engineer
4. Coordinate the management of Technical Queries from Contractors to the Lead
Engineer – this is purely ensuring that the TQs are reported.
5. Issue Site Instructions to Contractors relating to House Keeping, start and stop of works as
appropriate to fit in with the Client Allowed access to work areas.
6. Report progress of contractors back to Engineer or PM, this is by photos and sketches
7. Keep the H&S paperwork filed in the approved manner
8. Carry out remedial actions following H&S Audits to the approval of the H&S
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