Blog – Safety and Compliance Articles

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When is it Time to Fire a Contractor?

When is it Time to Fire a Contractor?

While contractors can at times seem indispensable in achieving our objectives, just like any of us, they are not irreplaceable. In fact, keeping on a contractor who isn’t performing as well as we would like will negatively impact the business in the long run. While we...

How Social Distancing Should Work at Your Site

How Social Distancing Should Work at Your Site

As COVID-19-related restrictions are eased across the country, we are facing the challenge of returning to work while retaining social distancing measures. As business leaders, this is our opportunity to get back on track, resuming key projects that have been on hold....

Why Managing Contractors In-house is a Bad Idea

Why Managing Contractors In-house is a Bad Idea

Contractors are a huge asset to an organisation. They enable us to meet the demands of varying workloads and recruit specialist skill sets to fulfil our projects. But, while they solve many problems, they can also create new ones. We have a responsibility to keep our...

Site Inductions – Why They Are Vital for Contractors

Site Inductions – Why They Are Vital for Contractors

Hopefully, you are aware of your responsibility for the health and safety of your workers. It is important to note that the same responsibility extends to your contractors. Before they turn up on-site, you have a legal obligation to ensure that they have completed the...

What Does it Mean to be Workplace Health and Safety Compliant?

What Does it Mean to be Workplace Health and Safety Compliant?

We all have a right to be safe at work, whatever our role. However, ensuring that happens involves understanding and accepting government legislation as well as demonstrating true organisational wide commitment to safety. We need to consider industry best safety...

Learn How Contractor Management Can Ease the Costs of Dangerous Jobs

Learn How Contractor Management Can Ease the Costs of Dangerous Jobs

Contractors may form a valuable addition to your workforce, however, the unfortunate truth is that their work is more likely to be risky to your business. By having high-risk work conducted by your contractors, you are likely to feel an impact on your overall costs...

6 Things to Check with Your Contractors Before They Turn up On Site

6 Things to Check with Your Contractors Before They Turn up On Site

Choosing the right contractor for your business or project might seem like an easy task at first glance. The contractor in question may have come highly recommended, they might provide services at a very competitive price, or they might be available at the perfect...