Contractor Management

Learn how to manage contractors effectively to minimise risk and meet WSH standards.

Project Contracting

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.


Client’s Role

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.


Contractor’s Role

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.


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