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Contractors advice guide for employers from Peninsula Business Services UK. Employers call us today on 0800 0282 420.

What are contractors?

Contractors often come onto your premises to carry out routine maintenance and repairs to the building, the electrical installation and the heating system.

They will also visit for other purposes such as machinery or equipment installations, cleaning, pest control, servicing photo-copiers and the like.

What are contractors experienced in?

Contractors will be experienced in their field of activity and a number of the surrounding issues but they will not always have a working knowledge of the business they are working for, the premises or the hazards associated with the activities of the host organisation.

As a result contractors are often placed at greater risk than your employees. Contractors, through their work, may also create hazards which are not normally present in the workplace, increasing the risk to the workforce.

What should employers do before working with contractors?

Employers need to make contractors aware of any particular hazards and risks that they face whilst on the premises and make appropriate arrangements for ensuring their Health & Safety.

Employers who are themselves contractors must consider the risks faced by their workers when working on a client’s premises: risks of the job itself as well as any workplace specific risks.

They must also consider the impact of their own activity on the Health & Safety of their client’s workforce; making their client aware of any hazards and risks that their work will create in the workplace.

How Peninsula can help your business with contractors

Our teams offers expert advice on contractors. Our teams provide 24/7 Health & Safety advice which is available 365 days a year. We take care of everything when you work with our Health & Safety experts.

Want to find out more? Contact us on 0800 028 2420 and book a free consultation with a Health & Safety consultant today.


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