Just like an employee you need to ensure a safe place of work for the contractor and also make sure that they have the appropriate qualifications, safe work procedures and most important all the relevant insurances, licences and permits. Hiring an unqualified or uninsured contractor can lead to massive repercussions for your business if something goes wrong.
The Online WHS System’s Contractor Register assists you in meeting your duty of care to contractors on your worksite.
The Online WHS Contractor Module allows you to send the contractor an email with a link that links into a four step compliance portal that the contractor can then enter their employees or sub-contractors, their qualifications, safe work method statements, workers compensation, public liability and other insurances. It also allows you to set up automatic email alerts for the contractor to receive when their insurances or qualifications are expiring.
If your company users Contractors, then you should have a contractor management tool in place. Each Contractor should have the correct safe work processes, licencees, certifications, insurances and be inducted into your work site safety procedures.
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Phil Bamford walks you through Managing Contractors in the Online WHS System.