Learn how to manage contractors effectively to minimise risk and meet WSH standards.
Contractors are commonly being engaged in a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from installations, services to maintenance and repair. Often, there will be several contractors performing multiple work activities on-site at any one time.
Proper contractor management is therefore important to ensure that contractors do not create unnecessary risks for themselves or others.
As a client engaging contractors for your works, you should
- Determine the applicable safety and health requirements;
- Select the most suitable contractor who can meet your WSH requirements;
- Advise the contractors in their risk management planning;
- Familiarise the contractors with your site and in-house rules; and
- Monitor the WSH performance of the contractors periodically.
The contractor should
- Work according to the client’s WSH requirements;
- Conduct risk assessments;
- Inform employees and subcontractors on-site rules and workplace hazards;
- Ensure employees receive adequate and relevant training for their work; and
- Provide adequate work supervision of employees and subcontractors.
For More Information
- WSH Guidelines on Contractor Management (PDF)
- WSH Article – Working Safely with your Contractors (PDF)
- Guide to Effective Toolbox Meeting (PDF)
- Toolbox Meeting Aid (PDF)
- ABC Checklist – Effective Toolbox Meetings (English) (PDF)
- ABC Checklist – Effective Toolbox Meetings (Chinese) (PDF)