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Workforce Management

A lack of control of contractors can and does lead to many accidents and injuries. Accidents have resulted in both prosecutions and civil claims against the contractor. The risks attaching to or arising from the activities of contractors will vary considerably and the approach to risk management should reflect this. The two key areas for consideration are:

(1) Method Statements and Risk Assessments

(2) Contractor Management on Site

  • Ensure that contractor’s employees receive a formal site induction prior to commencement of work. Attendance/participation should be recorded
  • Include contractors’ operations in all safety audits/inspections, paying special attention to access and egress
  • Inform your staff/employees, tenants and residents when contractors are working in their particular area, identifying any overlaps which may adversely affect health and safety
  • Contractor’s employees should be trained to recognise site dangers. Misuse of your equipment or facilities should never be allowed. Similarly, hazardous substances should be used safely
  • Contractors should provide safe plant and equipment and all necessary PPE
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