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HSE - Selecting competent contractors for work at height.
Are you responsible for maintaining a building or a piece of
plant? Does this involve the need to work at height? Tasks
might include gutter cleaning, painting, roof repairs, or
servicing plant and electrical equipment. If you are, you need
to make sure any contractors you use for this work are
competent to work at height.
Identify the work that needs to be done. This will help you
decide the sort of contractor you need and the type of
competence you will expect them to have.
Ask the following questions to help you decide if the
contractor is competent to do the work you need them to do.