Building work is likely to involve the presence of people who are unfamiliar with your premises, and may see the introduction of additional hazards, such as combustible materials, flammable liquids and hot working used in the construction process.
Security can also be compromised with the increased number of people on your premises. The use of scaffolding can also give access to upper floors. You should maintain extra vigilance during these periods and closely supervise the activities of all contractors.
You are responsible for ensuring that anyone working on your premises is competent and will work safely and with due regard for the safety of others. You must also be able to provide evidence that the people you select and appoint to carry out work are suitably trained and competent. We recommend that you carry out due diligence prior to the appointment of any contractor.
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