Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organization’s (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards. However, all to often these submissions are completed by non HSE personnel, resulting is poor submissions that do not accurately reflect your Organisation.
Assessing supplier’s health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. When assessing a potential contractors HSE suitability, often the only process used, is a generic questionnaire. There are fundamental issues with this process. Vision Safety, can help you implement a full cycle Contractor Safety Management process that is robust, meaningful and measureable. It can be audited and addresses all stages of the contract, from pre-qualification (ITT etc) work in progress, through to close out of work, together with tools and procedures to measure performance at each of these key stages. This process protects your interests, as contractors fall under your legal duty of care, for which YOU are responsible.
Typical Pre-Qualification Requirements:
- Health and safety policy statement;
- Organisation for health and safety; (Safety Management System)
- Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.
- Have the risks been identified, controlled and documented?
- Orgnisational Capability
- Leadership commitment