OBUHSN-14 Appendix 1: Key Elements of Contractor Assessment

  1. Safety policy document.
  2. Understanding of general site rules and the communication to all employees.
  3. Reliability of application of permit to work and isolation procedures.
  4. Quality of information supplied on hazards, risks and controls.
  5. Standard of their method statement.
  6. Application of national and European codes and standards.
  7. Condition of plant and equipment.
  8. Competence and attitude of employees.
  9. Induction and training of temporary workers and subcontractors.
  10. Effectiveness of contractor's supervisory arrangements.
  11. Past health and safety performance.
  12. The level and coverage of the contractor's insurance policies.
  13. Membership of a reputable trade association.