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10 essential guidelines for hiring contractors

Posted by Gary Plant on Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Deciding to outsource work is sometimes necessary for a business, if the job falls outside your realms of expertise for instance. You need to remember that who you’re hiring is representing your business to the client, and that you’re completely responsible for the work carried out, whether you did it, or not.

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Topics: Contractors

Top examples of OSHA fines for contractors in 2016

Posted by Gary Plant on Sep 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

On our blog recently we have talked a lot about the importance of health and safety and ensuring that precautions are taken to create the safest working environment for contractors possible. From health and safety assessments, to training, there’s a lot that can be done to mitigate risk for workers, but what happens when protocol isn’t followed correctly?

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Topics: Contractors

How to ensure the safe working of contractors in three steps

Posted by Gary Plant on Sep 2, 2016 12:00:00 PM

No matter what the job is, or how fast you need it to be completed, health and safety of your contractors is a step that you cannot skip. Organisations that use contractors, or subcontractors have a responsibility under Health and Safety Law to protect them from harm that could be caused by company work activities.

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Topics: Contractors

How compliance can help with managing subcontractors [free guide]

Posted by Len Simmons on Sep 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Subcontractors, or the contractors you employ to help carry out a project on your behalf, are seen by your clients as an extension of you – and when problems begin to occur, it’s your reputation that’s on the line.

As well as suffering from subcontractors delaying projects, failure to trust them enough means you may end up micro-managing them to get the job done, or in a worst case scenario, they create incidents on site.

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Topics: Contractors