Contractors Legal Duties

What are the legal duties of Contractors?

The contractor has duties relating to Health & Safety issues. A contractor must:

  • co-operate with the PSCS
  • Provide any site specific information, including relevant extracts from their Safety Statement
  • Promptly provide the PSCS with information required for the safety file
  • Comply with directions of the project supervisors
  • Report accidents to the Authority and to the PSCS where required by legislation. (Injuries involving absence for more than 3 consecutive days).
  • Ensure that your employees comply with site rules and the safety and health plan.
  • Carry out Risk Assessments, eliminate the hazards or reduce risks during construction
  • Facilitate the site safety representative
  • Ensure that all workers have a Safe Pass safety awareness card and a CSCS construction skills card where required.
  • Ensure all workers attend a site specific induction
  • Appoint a safety officer, in writing, where there more than 20 employed on site or 30 employed on a number of sites.
  • Monitor Health & Safety procedures and take corrective action.
Contractors Legal Duties

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