Contractor Management

Employers are responsible for the safety of third party contractors they engage

What is your legal responsibility for third party contractors?

Safety legislation requires you to apply the same duty of care to third party contractors as you apply to direct employees

When a third party contractor such as a trades person or cleaner need to be made aware of all the hazards associated with any work they may perform on your site. For example, if an electrician is required to work at heights, then you need to ensure he has agreed to follow the correct safety procedures for this job.

One way of doing this is to ensure that all contractors are inducted and have the necessary Safe Work Method Statements before they perform any work.


We have a powerful contractor management system for end to end management of contractors. From pre-selection through to induction safety training and work permitting for site safety compliance. Click here to go to the conTrac website.

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    A workplace safety consultant can also ensure the owners and managers of businesses meet their safety compliance requirements. This helps protect them from compensation or legal costs.