The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 defines pre-construction information as “information already in the client’s possession or which is reasonable to obtain through sensible enquiry. The information must be relevant to the project, have an appropriate level of detail and be proportionate to the nature of the risks”.

The regulations emphasise that the control of health and safety on a construction site starts at the planning, design and specification stages of the construction project. The pre-construction information is key in achieving this. Any information provided should be in clear English (and/or other languages where appropriate), set out logically and with illustrations where appropriate.

As this topic explains, the purpose of the pre-construction information is to provide relevant information about the health and safety hazards associated with a construction project.

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