Anyone engaging contractors to assist them with their business activities has a legal duty to ensure that they are competent and that they work safely and avoid putting others at risk as a result of their work. This applies to anyone you employ to assist you, from construction to maintenance and facilities management, including security, cleaning, catering, repairs and servicing.
When contractors work in your premises, you need to provide them with all the information they need to work safely and ensure that their work is properly coordinated with that of other contractors and your own employees and customers.
Under current health and safety legislation, you need to demonstrate that you have an effective management system for managing contractors.
When you engage others (contractors) to do work on your behalf, you are transferring ‘risk’. RSK can ensure that this ‘risk’ is transferred responsibly and under effective control.
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