Workplace Safety Contractor Management
Many companies now engage workers on a contract basis, or award contracts to other companies and try to delegate all health and safety responsibility to the head contractor. In turn, the head contractor may also engage subcontractors and delegate health and safety, who in turn employ sub-sub contractors until in the end, you could have a tangled web of everybody meant to be doing H&S, but no one being ultimately responsible. This approach or attempt to contract out of H&S obligations, or the ‘easy option’, does not work and has been guarded against in legislation.
Along with Hazard Management, in my opinion Contract Management is probably one of the most important and neglected areas in managing H&S. In this video I will give you a process for managing H&S for a basic or even a complicated project – now it’s up to you to determine what is appropriate measures you need to put in place.
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