The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places duties on work activities and applies to all employers, employees and the self-employed. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 builds on the foundations of this Act and places further responsibilities on the use and control of contractors at work.
These Regulations apply to both the contractor and the organisation employing the contractor, to ensure that there is effective communication, cooperation and coordination between all stakeholders.
Under these Regulations the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (known hereafter as the Trust) has a duty to take reasonable care and ensure that competent contractors are employed and managed appropriately.
This Policy defines responsibilities for the duty of managing contractors working on premises occupied by the Trust and sets out the arrangements for minimising risks.
All contractors are responsible for complying with relevant health and safety legislation and any other applicable statute.
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