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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - client responsibilities stage 2: project planning
    Flow chart - client responsibilities, Stage 2: project planningUnder the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, clients are given detailed legal requirements for the organisation of construction work. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the second stage of orchestrating a project.How does it work?This Flow Chart - Client Responsibilities, Stage 2: Project Planning is a very simple to follow, step by step guide to working through the second stage of planning a project. Our Stage 2 flow...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Principal designer assessment checklist
    Principal designer assessment checklistFor construction projects involving more than one contractor, clients must appoint a principal designer. Our checklist will help you to appoint a firm or individual with the right attributes.Competency checksWhen the client of construction work starts to plan a project they must consider whether the job will involve more than one contractor. If it will, then there are two appointments they must make: a principal contractor and a principal designer (PD). These are roles...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - contractor management
    Flow chart - contractor managementYou have chosen a contractor to complete construction work and you're starting to plan how the work will take place. Our flow chart will ensure that you fulfil your client duties under health and safety legislation.What is construction?The definition of construction work includes the usual building and demolition works you might expect, along with most maintenance, repair and redecoration. Even high-pressure cleaning is covered.This matters because all construction work must...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Flow chart - contractor selection
    Flow chart - contractor selectionWhen appointing maintenance or construction contractors, you must ensure that they're competent. Follow our flow chart to ensure that your process is compliant.Why is this important?When you contract out maintenance or construction work you have considerable responsibilities for the safety of the job. This is by virtue of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.As some firms have found to their...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor management - guidance
    Contractor management - guidanceUnderstanding what information to ask for and share with contractors can be confusing. Our clear guidance should point you in the right direction.What and whenIf you appoint a contractor, it's vital to tick the appropriate health and safety boxes. The process begins with an initial check to identify whether the contractor's health and safety arrangements are up to scratch. Once this is done you should provide the contractor with enough information about the proposed project and...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Notice - site rules for contractors
    Notice - site rules for contractorsIf you're employing contractors, you must make them aware of your site safety rules. You can do this by displaying our easy to understand notice.Manage the risksIf contractors are engaged to complete a project on your premises, the work must be managed to ensure that staff - yours and the contractors' - are not put at risk. The necessary steps to achieve this include making sure that your contractors understand your expectations of them. You can do this by defining the site...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor appraisal questionnaire
    Contractor appraisal questionnaireBusinesses are under a legal obligation to check the competence of their contractors, and the simplest way of doing this is to use a questionnaire. To make it less of a burden on both sides, our contractor appraisal questionnaire has been designed to ask for the minimum amount of information.Using the formThis questionnaire should be used to assess contractors with five or more employees. Smaller organisations are not legally required to have all of the documentation the form...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor management policy
    Contractor management policyWhen you engage contractors to work on your premises it's still regarded as part of your business activity. Use our contractor management policy to show how your managers control such work.What's covered?The policy sets out:a general statement of policy explaining how you will select contractors and plan, monitor and control their workthe legal position, including specific legal duties which applythe individuals with overall responsibility for implementationpre-contract information...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor selection policy
    Contractor selection policyThere are various legal requirements which apply to the appointment of contractors. In particular, you need to take reasonable steps to check that they are able to do the work safely. Our Contractor Selection Policy will help you to implement the right arrangements.Legal requirementsThis policy has been created to ensure compliance with an employer's common law duty to appoint only competent contractors, as well as specific requirements within the Management of Health and Safety at...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Summary of contractor's responsibilities
    Summary of contractor's responsibilitiesAccording to the regulations, a construction contractor includes more or less any organisation directing construction workers. Our summary explains who is included within this definition and their health and safety management responsibilities.what's covered?The document explains that the contractor has increased responsibilities for management and control of projects where it is the only contractor. Where a principal contractor has been appointed the contractor must implement...
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