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10.—(1) Every client shall ensure that
(a)every person designing the structure; and
(b)every contractor who has been or may be appointed by the client,
is promptly provided with pre-construction information in accordance with paragraph (2).
(2) The pre-construction information shall consist of all the information in the client’s possession (or which is reasonably obtainable), including—
(a)any information about or affecting the site or the construction work;
(b)any information concerning the proposed use of the structure as a workplace;
(c)the minimum amount of time before the construction phase which will be allowed to the contractors appointed by the client for planning and preparation for construction work; and
(d)any information in any existing health and safety file,
which is relevant to the person to whom the client provides it for the purposes specified in paragraph (3).
(3) The purposes referred to in paragraph (2) are—
(a)to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety of persons—
(i)engaged in the construction work,
(ii)liable to be affected by the way in which it is carried out, and
(iii)who will use the structure as a workplace; and
(b)without prejudice to sub-paragraph (a), to assist the persons to whom information is provided under this regulation—
(i)to perform their duties under these Regulations, and
(ii)to determine the resources referred to in regulation 9(1) which they are to allocate for managing the project.
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