Controlling contractors has been a significant health and safety issue for all companies, particularly facilities management companies, since the legal precedent set by the Octel case in 1996. This case set the legal bar for the requirement a client has when selecting, approving and overseeing contractors undertaking work on their or their own client’s behalf.
To meet that requirement, you need to be aware of these key points and your responsibilities under the legislation.
- How to manage risks sensibly by planning work from start to finish.
- Effectively communicate risk management to relevant parties.
- Work collaboratively and coordinate with others.
- Keep those that need to know informed about risk management through access to relevant information at the right time.
- Involve workers in the risk management process through consultation and engagement.
In this key webinar, we covered the following key points:
- Selection (3rd party accreditations etc.)
- HSWA Section 3 Duty of care
- The Octel case and the implications of the judgement made by the House of Lords.
- Examples of enforcement
- Risk Assessments and method statements RAMS
- Client duties under CDM
- Multiple contractors
- Impact of using subcontractors
What you will get from the webinar
- A better understanding of the legal requirements
- Advice on how to plan for safety and minimising risk
- Appreciation of the complexity and how to ensure that you are on top of what is required
- Webinar replay