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, maintenance and repair to services. 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
- 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
- Provide adequate work supervision of employees and subcontractors
For more information
Please refer to the following resources:
- 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)