Contractor safety

Contractor safety

Do you appoint and manage contractors?

Every business that uses contractors needs to consider their management approach and safety systems to comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and minimise business risks.

Employers must meet safety obligations for contractors as with direct employees. When a contractor enters a worksite, management must ensure that they have a safe area to work in, and that they are performing their role safely.

If you hire contractors or subcontractors, our consultants can help you:

  • Develop contractor OHS management systems
  • Develop and deliver contractor OHS induction and training
  • Manage onsite contractor activities
  • Review your pre-tender contractor OHS management system evaluation
  • Measure the OHS performance of your contractors

Are you a contractor?

OHS management systems for contractors

Does your organisation have an effective OHS management system?

If not, we can help you develop or review an OHS management system for your contractor business that keeps your workers safe and addresses the hazards and risk associated with the processes they perform while at client sites. Our policies and procedures are tailored to your specific needs and are practical and effective.

Contractor tender submissions

A good tender submission shows that a contractor is not only capable of performing the work needed by the client but that they can also do so safely and in compliance with the relevant legislative requirements. As a contractor preparing a tender for future works, it pays to demonstrate and promote your health and safety capabilities.

If you are a contractor or subcontractor, our consultants can ensure your safety processes are compliant and meet the requirements of the tender. If any gaps are identified, we are here to assist you develop, document and implement new or improved ways of working.

Develop a safe work method statement

A safe work method statement (SWMS) is a safety planning tool that helps identify the hazards and risks a contractor may face performing high-risk construction work. It also details the control measures necessary to manage any identified risks.

Our consultants can provide you with advice and templates for developing a SWMS program at your workplace. We can also, in consultation with your workers, develop SWMS for any tasks you may need assistance with.

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