Below we list areas or operations that sub-contractors may perform. The problem with these operations is they're dangerous and may harm employees or other people in your premises.
So, if sub-contractors undertake operations of this nature, make sure they give you a written occupational health and safety plan.
It must state how they'll do this work and the nature of the potential dangers connected with that work (Construction Regulation 5(c)). The Health & Safety Advisor says 'this'll allow you to advise other persons who may be affected.'
Make sure your sub-contractors know these hazardous operations and equipment could cause injury
Remember that 'any person who contravenes regulations 3 to 28 of the Occupational Safety and Occupational Act (OHSA) is guilty of an offence and is liable upon conviction to a maximum sentence of twelve months' imprisonment,' warns the Advisor .
If your sub-contractors perform the operations mentioned, make sure they implement and maintain the health and safety plan throughout their contracts with you. This will help ensure they're in line with the OHSA.
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