Spotlight on HR Welfare: Dealing with Contractors

Posted in : HR Updates on 6 September 2010 Issues covered:

Today's Spotlight on "HR Welfare email" from Croner focuses on dealing with contractors in the workplace.

1. Introduction

Contractors can be engaged to perform many activities. This could include relatively simple tasks, such as building maintenance and maintenance of office machinery. It also includes more hazardous work, e.g. entering into confined spaces, window cleaning or maintenance of electrical systems.

The use of contracting by organisations has greatly increased in recent years, allowing businesses to concentrate on their core activities. Accidents - and subsequent criminal prosecutions - have led to a plethora of case law, as well as huge sums having to be paid out in fines and

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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