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Selecting competent contractors for working at height

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Selecting competent contractors for working at height

The more complex and potentially dangerous the activities, the more likely it is that the answers and information will need to be recorded.

As the client, you will be responsible for checking that any contractor you appoint is competent to do the work safely. Work which involves greater risks, eg work on roofs, will need more thorough checks to ensure that the contractor has the necessary skills and knowledge. Once you have selected a competent contractor, you will need to exchange information and agree the method of work.
Both will need to be done before work starts. Pre-work meetings are a good way of ensuring that the work is properly planned and controlled. Finally, you will also need to monitor the work.