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Sub-contractors' three duties: It's up to you make sure they're carrying them out

by , 08 September 2015
Due to the Construction Regulations, sub-contractors now have new duties. What's more, you need to ensure that they're carrying them out!

So don't let ignorance get the better of you. Take note of these three duties that sub-contractors are responsible for and ensure that they are carrying them out:

1. Duties to their employees: 

A sub-contractor needs to:

Ensure that all of his employees are following the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
Get a competent person to supervise all machinery;
Let the employees know their scope of authority; 
Identify any dangers to the safety of his employees; and
Take all reasonable steps to remove any dangers from the workplace. 

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2. Duties to other people: 

Sub-contractors need to work in a way that doesn't endanger the health and safety of all people who may be affected by the work done. 

3. Duties in the workplace: 

The sub-contractor must make sure that the premises he is working on is risk free.

This includes the entrance and exits of the premises as well as all machinery and equipment that is used on the premises. 
There are the three duties that you need to ensure are being carried out by your sub-contractors. 
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