Principle Contractor

When Resolute has been appointed as the Principal Contractor

  • When a Principal Designer has been appointed other than Resolute (such as Morgan Carr on behalf of Lacoste) and Resolute have been appointed the Principal Contractor.

  • A principal contractor is appointed by the client to control the construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor.


Resolute acting as Principal Contractors Duties include:

  • Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the entire construction phase

  • Take account of the health and safety risks to everyone affected by the work (including members of the public), in planning and managing the measures needed to control them

  • Liaise with the client and principal designer for the duration of the project to ensure that all risks are effectively managed

  • Prepare a written Construction Phase Plan before the construction phase begins, implement, and then regularly review and revise it to make sure it remains fit for purpose

  • Have ongoing arrangements in place for managing health and safety throughout the construction phase

  • Consult and engage with workers about their health, safety and welfare

  • Ensure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start and maintained throughout the construction phase

  • Check that anyone appointed has the skills, knowledge, experience and, where relevant, the organisational capability to carry out their work safely and without risk to health

  • Ensure all workers have site-specific inductions, and any further information and training they need

  • Take steps to prevent unauthorised access to the site

  • Liaise with the principal designer to share any information relevant to the planning, management, monitoring and coordination of the pre-construction phase