S3/15 Appendix 1 (36kb) lists the significant causes of accidents and ill health in construction work. The Principal Designer needs to understand these risks and try to avoid them at the design stage of the project.  The Principal Contractor is responsible for managing residual risks on site.

 Departments carrying out construction projects themselves are reminded that they must be carried out in accordance with the Estates Regulations, following the guidance and procedures listed on the University Estates Services web site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/estates/ourservices/repairsandmaintenance/guidanceforcontractors/

 Two Estates Services documents are reproduced here. Appendix 2 is a University Estates Services document intended for use in simple construction projects, such as those that might typically be carried out by departments and it shows the type of information that should be included in a pre-construction phase plan. The form will need to be adapted to reflect the perceived hazards in the project and the level of detail included should be proportionate to the risks involved. Appendix 3 should be used to prepare the health and safety file for minor construction projects.

 The Health and Safety Executive has published comprehensive Guidance on the Regulations: "Managing Health and Safety in Construction” (L153). More information is available in the construction section of HSE’s web site http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/2015/index.htm.