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Contractor management

IET factfile: Health and Safety - Contractor management

A health and safety briefing provided by the IET.

It is vital to engage fully with your contractors to ensure that health and safety are properly managed throughout any contract let. Contractors are increasingly being used for a wide range of activities from the installation of plant and equipment to service and maintenance of equipment. The employer retains responsibility for the health and safety of contractors and sub-contractors. It is therefore important to ensure that they do not create unnecessary risks to themselves, to direct employees or to the public, whilst employed.

This briefing note is intended as an aide-memoire for management responsible for Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) activities.