Principal Contractor

Principal Contractor Responsibilities

Managing health and safety risks during the construction phase

Who is the Principal Contractor

The Principal Contractor is the contractor in overall control of the construction phase on projects with more than one contractor. They are appointed by our Client and there should only be one Principal Contractor for a project at any one time.  

The Principal Contractor must be capable of carrying out the role and have the right skills, knowledge and experience, dependent upon the nature of the work and the range and nature of health and safety risks involved.  

What is the PC’s role

The Client appoints a Principal Contractor to control any project’s construction phase involving more than one contractor. 

You have a really important role in managing health and safety risks during the construction phase. You must have the skills, knowledge, experience, and relevant organisational capability to carry out this duty holder role. 

What we do

In the important role as Principal Contractor, we request you demonstrate you have the health and safety skills, knowledge and experience, and capability, to carry out the work you are being legally appointed for and must be and the nature of the risks involved.