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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 - 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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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor briefing
    Contractor briefingWhen contractors' employees or subcontractors arrive on site you need to exchange information about any risks created by the work and explain the fire procedures etc. Use our briefing to provide a prompt of what's needed.What's  covered?Our document is designed to be tailored to your particular needs. As a minimum you'll need to complete the details of managers to contact in the event of queries, accidents or permits required. Spaces are provided where applicable.The Contractor Briefing begins...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Scope of consultancy services form
    Scope of consultancy services formIf you appoint a health and safety consultancy to assist you, then it's very helpful to make sure there is a clear division of responsibilities. Our form will enable you to do this.How to use the formThis form should be used at the beginning of your agreement with the consultancy. It will help to define what you would like them to carry out. It may also assist you in identifying gaps which you will need to fill by other means, e.g. in-house staff.Tick "yes" or "no" against each...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Site rules for contractors
    Site rules for contractorsIn order to ensure that a construction project is carried out safely and with minimum stress, it's useful to have a series of ground rules in place. This allows both you and the contractor to know what each can expect from the other.Site rulesWhilst the planning of any building work is important, you're also responsible for managing the contractors once they have arrived on your site. To make the whole process easier, you should set out some ground rules before work starts. Apart from...
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