Health, safety & environment - Contractors

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Is site work allowed?

The principal contractor is demanding that you send your staff back to site. However, they don’t want to go, as they believe it’s unsafe to do so. How should you deal with this awkward situation?
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OUTSOURCING - 30.03.2020

Outsourcing safely

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has commissioned research into the safety of outsourced working arrangements. What were the findings and recommendations?
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Q&A - do we need multiple certifications?

Q. We thought that the days of having to obtain multiple certifications from the likes of Chas, Constructionline, SafeContractor, etc. were over. However, some of our clients are still insisting that we have specific certification rather than accepting what we have, even though they’re the same Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) standard. So is there anything we can do? ...
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CONSTRUCTION - 21.11.2019

Q&A - must the HSE be notified?

Q. We are a building contractor currently working on a house for a client who will be moving in with his family on completion. It’s quite a long project, so is it necessary to inform the HSE using Form F10 , and if so who is responsible for doing this? ...
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