What are the main duties of the principal contractor?

The main duties of the principal contractor are to:

		plan, manage and monitor the construction phase to make sure, so far as is reasonably practicable, it is carried out without risks to health or safety
		ensure adequate welfare facilities for those working on the site
		draw up and implement the site rules as necessary
		draw up and implement the construction phase health and safety plan
		provide a suitable site induction and make sure those working on site have received the training they need to carry out the work safely and without risks to health
		make sure the site is suitably fenced and prevent unauthorised people from entering the site
		ensure co-operation between those working on the site, and that work is co-ordinated in such a way as to prevent danger
		ensure suitable arrangements for effective consultation with the workforce
		ensure the right health and safety information is provided to the right people at the right time