Understanding Contractor Risk & Compliance

WHS Management

Understanding Contractor Risk & Compliance

The prevention and control of dangers that endanger the health and safety of employees and other visitors to a workplace or building is known as workplace health & safety (WHS).

When it comes to building and facilities management, this encompasses the health and safety of all building management employees, as well as tenants, customers, visitors, and vendors.

Putting in place safe protocols for employees and contractors, as well as safety equipment, can be costly and time-consuming, but they are necessary to avoid litigation. Prosecution and sanctions may be imposed if you do nothing.

Employers must offer a safe working environment for all employees as a legal requirement. It’s also crucial to make sure that any contractors working on a building or facility follow all health and safety requirements in the workplace.

According to Australian Work Health and Safety legislation, a business is responsible for maintaining the health and safety of its employees as well as not endangering the health and safety of others. When it comes to engaging contractors, this expectation of compliance is equally crucial.

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The administrative overhead of handling contractor prequalification is reduced with Contractor Verified. Taskflo manages contractor verification and guarantees that they have all of the appropriate Australian government licences, insurances, ABNs, and GST registrations. Management may be assured that contractors are operating in a safe manner. All contractors are tracked in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure that no one slips through the cracks on the job.

Each state has its own set of occupational safety standards and a regulating agency to ensure that they are followed. The following elements are included in each state’s WHS framework:

• Act – describes your responsibilities in general.

• Regulations – establishes defined requirements for numerous hazards and risks, such as noise, machinery, and physical handling.

• Codes of practise – offer guidance on how to comply with the Act’s and Regulations’ obligations.

• Regulatory agency (regulator) — enforces occupational safety and health rules, inspects workplaces, and gives recommendations on how to comply.

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