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  • Health & Safety Documents - Maintenance contractor audit
    Maintenance contractor auditWhen you delegate a job to a maintenance contractor you retain certain responsibilities for the health and safety of their work. Use our audit tool to review their management arrangements and working practices.Why you need itThe primary duties you have as a client in relation to a maintenance contractor are to: (1) select a firm which can do the work competently; (2) agree safe methods of work; and (3) monitor that they are working safely, i.e. not putting themselves or others at...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Procurement - outsourcing non-construction
    Procurement - Outsourcing (Non-construction)If outsourcing a project to other contractors, use our document to ensure health and safety standards are maintained.Industry standard If you engage subcontractors to complete projects on your behalf, it's vital to ensure that they have the resources to complete the job safely. Our Procurement - Outsourcing (Non-Construction) document will help you to conduct a thorough assessment of anyone you're considering taking on for the job. Industry specificThis form should...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Procurement - small works and maintenance
    Procurement - small works & maintenanceIf you're seeking to employ a contractor to carry out basic maintenance works, use our form to check that they have appropriate arrangements in place to manage safety risks. Reducing the risksWhen you bring others on to your premises you run the risk of employing someone who doesn't treat health and safety rules with the same level of respect that you do. To minimise the likelihood of this happening, complete a formal assessment.  New approachOur Procurement - Small Works...
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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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