Top 10 Contractors in School Risks (and how to avoid them)

Did you know that even though you've contracted out the job you can't contract out your responsibility for Health and Safety?

Continually investing in the fabric of the school is all part and parcel of creating the right learning environment for staff and pupils alike, this will invariably involve bringing contractors on site. 

Contractors need to be treated differently than visitors, the nature of their work is more risky and usually involves power tools or hazardous chemicals. There’s a number of things a school can do when getting contractors on site to ensure they’re meeting their Health & Safety responsibilities and keeping everyone safe. Using the HSE’s best practice guidelines, SG World we have compiled a handy checklist, with some simple pointers for choosing and managing contractors.

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