So, you have a contractor coming to do some work on your premises. You got three quotes, you checked they are insured, and you know you have to get a copy of their risk assessment for the work. But you’re not a builder / tiler / lift maintenance person, so how are you expected to know if they are good, bad or ugly risk assessments?
The bare minimum is that the risk assessment is for your premises and the job you want them to do.
They should then follow the HSE steps to risk assessment:
You are not expected to be an expert, but you are expected to identify the risks of the job according to your level of knowledge:
Remember to always provide contractors with an induction, keep a copy of the risk assessment (and method statement if required) and if you think something does not look right, question them.
The HSE provide more guidance here. Or, if want any assistance, we can review them on your behalf; contact us on email@example.com.
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