Do you have contractors on your premises?

Do you have contractors on your premises?

 

Do you have contractors working for you? This could be an electrician, gas engineer, roofer, etc. that are working on your premises. If so, both you and the contractor have legal health and safety responsibilities.

You need to make sure the contractor chosen is competent to do the task you require. They must have the right skills, training and knowledge to carry out the job safely (i.e. gas engineers should be GasSafe registered). You need to confirm this along with checking they have valid liability insurance.

You need to ensure the job can be done safely. Carry out a risk assessment taking into account any work that the contractor will be doing. Inform the contractor of any known issues that could affect their work (location of underground services, asbestos, skylights, power lines, etc.). You will need to liaise closely with the contractor so that all parties know what is planned and the risks involved. Put in place control measures to ensure the work area is safe.

You will need to provide information to employees and contractors of any controls being put in place (such as cordons and alternative evacuation routes).

Make someone responsible for inducting, supervising and managing contractors on your premises.

 

If the contractors are to do any construction work for you then you have duties as a client under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM). This is your legal responsibility although reputable contractors will know this and may bring this you your attention.

 

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Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

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Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

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Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

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