NEC 4, PSC Clause 21.1 and ECC Clause 24.1 both allow for the replacement of a key person if the person originally named cannot undertake the role.
What dictates when a key person needs to be “replaced”? I understand that if a key person dies or is taken off the project and the intention is that they will not return, then they should be replaced. Likewise if someone is unavailable for a prolonged period of time then a replacement would be sensible.
However, would you expect this provision to be used when a key person is merely on a period of annual leave, for say a couple of weeks? Especially where it is possible for say a PM to delegate his powers under the contract to another person on the project for that period?